Hawks Talon Gaming Club, the official NBA 2K League affiliate of the Atlanta Hawks, has lost in two games as part of a best-of-three series over 76ers GC, the official affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers, in front of an international viewing audience. The results of each game were 67-85 and 48-67.

“76ers GC’s Coach (Jeff) Terrell is one of the best in the league, and his team showed tonight why they’ve had success in turning their season around. Our team is ready to give their best effort in next week’s tournament,” Wesley Acuff, Team Manager and Head Coach of Hawks Talon GC, said.

In the first game, Atlanta native ARKELE (Derrion Elmore) made his franchise debut for Hawks Talon GC after being selected with the fourth-round (62nd overall) selection in the 2020 NBA 2K League Draft. Hawks Talon’s BP (Michael Diaz-Cruz) led the team with 36 points and a game-high eight assists. LEE (Lee Lamb) contributed with nine points and a team-high nine rebounds, while MRSTYLEZ (Andrew Valle) finished with 16 points, two rebounds, and two steals. Rounding out the group was ARKELE who contributed with six points, six rebounds and two assists, and KEL (Mykel Wilson) who added two assists.

In the second game, LEE recorded a double-double performance after totaling a team-high 19 points and 13 rebounds. He also added four assists. BP scored 17 points and dished out a team-high eight assists, while KEL finished with eight points and two assists. MRSTYLEZ added four points, two rebounds and two steals and ARKELE closed out the group with two rebounds and one steal.

By Niji Narayan

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