Hawks Talon’s BP (Michael Diaz-Cruz) and LEE (Lee Lamb) Record Double-Double Performances in Each Round Of Series
Hawks Talon Gaming Club, the official NBA 2K League affiliate of the Atlanta Hawks, lost to Celtics Crossover Gaming, the official affiliate of the Boston Celtics, in two games as part of a best-of-three series in front of an international viewing audience. The results of the games were 68-65, 61-63 and 67-77. As a result of this series, Hawks Talon has been eliminated from the playoff contention via regular-season record. Next week, the club will compete in THE TICKET powered by AT&T, the NBA 2K League’s third and final in-season tournament, for a chance to earn the 10th and final spot in the 2020 NBA 2K League Playoffs.
“Credit to Celtics Crossover Gaming for bringing their best tonight,” said Hawks Talon GC Team Manager and Head Coach Wesley Acuff. “This series was very close, and we just couldn’t find a way to get the win tonight. That said, we are ready to give it our best effort as we close out the regular season this Friday and start preparing for THE TICKET.”
In the first game, Hawks Talon’s BP (Michael Diaz-Cruz) scored 26 points and dished out 11 assists, while LEE (Lee Lamb) added 17 points and a team-high 12 rebounds. Atlanta’s own KEL (Mykel Wilson) finished with 17 points, MRSTYLEZ (Andrew Valle) contributed with a game-high seven steals, and ARKELE (Derrion Elmore) scored six points.
In the second game, Hawks Talon GC’s LEE recorded another double-double performance after totaling 20 points and 16 rebounds. He added a game-high four blocks. BP finished the game scoring 14 points and dished out a series-best 15 assists. Atlanta native ARKELE scored a career-best 15 points. Rounding out the group was MRSTYLEZ who finished with seven points and three steals, and KEL who finished with five points.
In the third game, Hawks Talon rookie LEE finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds. This performance was LEE’s eighth consecutive double-double performance of the regular season and brought his franchise record for double-double performances in a single season to a new total of 18. Atlanta’s BP scored a team-best 35 points and added 11 assists, marking his fourth consecutive double-double performance of the regular season. Also contributing were MRSTYLEZ with a personal series-best 11 points and a team-high four steals, KEL with nine points and ARKELE with two rebounds.
Hawks Talon (6-9) will finish the regular season with a best-of-three series at 9 p.m. ET on Friday, Aug. 7 against Heat Check Gaming, the official affiliate of the Miami Heat. Next week, Hawks Talon will take part in THE TICKET powered by AT&T. Matches will be played in a best-of-three series, with the winner of each match advancing to the next round, with the winner earning the 10th seed in the 2020 NBA 2K League Playoffs. All of these games will continue to stream live on ESPN’s digital platforms and the league’s Twitch and YouTube channels.