The NBA 2K League regular season is back on stage after taking last week off for the Fourth of July holiday. Week 11 has the potential to be an exciting one full of playoff dreams coming true and being crushed in one game. Tensions between the teams in contention are building with just two weeks left in the regular season.
The NBA 2K League playoff picture remains blurry despite two weeks left in the regular season. Kings Guard Gaming is in the best position to clinch the next playoff spot at 10-5. After Kings Guard, nine teams fighting for postseason dreams have seven or eight wins. The playoffs are truly anybody’s to win or lose.
With only 2️⃣ weeks left in the regular season, 15 teams are still fighting for those last 5 Playoff spots💪 pic.twitter.com/tTAvkqyZD0
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Week 11 play tips Wednesday with Knicks Gaming and T-Wolves Gaming at 6 p.m. ET. A total of 14 NBA 2K League games are set this week, and fans can watch on Twitch and YouTube between Wednesday and Friday.
Week 10 provided surprising results for the NBA 2K League power rankings. There was movement within the top 10 as the league moves another week closer to the playoffs.
(** = Clinched playoff spot, five spots left. x = Eliminated from playoffs.)
Blazer5 clinched the regular-season title, and there is now no question they are the best team in the league. A 15-point win over Mavs Gaming solidified the top spot. Now, the Portland crew can relax until the postseason.
Let’s chalk up the poor week 10 to unlucky scheduling for Mavs Gaming. The Dallas team had the game of the week scheduled for 8 p.m. on Friday for possibly the regular-season title. Before that though, Mavs Gaming had to play Magic Gaming two hours earlier and barely showed up in the game. The results were not ideal, but Mavs Gaming is still a top-three team in this league.
A pretty poor showing in week 10 from the top teams has Pacers Gaming moving up the power rankings. The playoff-contending Pacers Gaming spent week 10 on a bye. The week off may come at a great time as the Indiana crew has back-to-back doubleheaders to close out the regular season.
Magic Gaming’s week 10 schedule provided an opportunity for the team to make a statement. The statement was heard around the league. Magic Gaming defeated Hawks Talon GC by 43 and followed with a 15-point win over Mavs Gaming. The Orlando group is playing well at the perfect time. Magic Gaming hold their playoff dreams in their own hands, and with performances like in week 10, the postseason looks promising.
Warriors Gaming Squad is eerily following the same path as the Knicks Gaming team from last season (winning the auto-bid, then struggling to finish out the season). With a playoff spot already secured, it is hard to see the motivation for this team right now. This group is a talented all-around team and should be fine come postseason time when the pressure is back on them.
Many NBA 2K League fans knew this Celtics Crossover Gaming squad was better than what it showed at the beginning of the year. The Boston crew is now riding a seven-game winning streak. The team impressed last week by breaking down Raptors Uprising GC with a 41-point win and followed with a double-digit victory over Cavs Legion GC. Celtics Crossover Gaming are quickly becoming a force in this league.
It split week 10’s games, but Kings Guard Gaming’s win over Warriors Gaming Squad may end up being the biggest result of the week. With 10 wins now, that all but guarantees a playoff spot for Kings Guard Gaming. It is hard to see Kings Guard Gaming being at the top of this league to compete against Blazer5 or Mavs Gaming, but they have the all-around group to be in conversations of teams to make a run.
76ers GC has had better weeks than week 10. The Philly group fell to a mediocre Grizz Gaming to open the week and just edged out Hawks Talon GC by six. 76ers GC looked sloppy and it could not come at a worse time. At 8-5, 76ers GC sit in a three-way tie for the three final playoff spots, but they have plenty of competition. This team needs Ethan “Radiant” White to step up in a big way this week.
If T-Wolves Gaming ever needed a perfect week, week 10 was it. T-Wolves Gaming jumped in the standings with two huge wins over Warriors Gaming Squad and Kings Guard Gaming. There is still work to be done, but the one thing T-Wolves Gaming boast is anyone can take over a game. Five of its six players average double-digit points.
A bye week in week 10 means NetsGC have to play back-to-back doubleheaders to determine their playoff fate. NetsGC are right on the line of missing the postseason, but they have an extra game to play compared to 5th-7th place. With how this team has been playing, expect a strong run from NetsGC to close out their inaugural NBA 2K League season.
The remaining teams rank as follows:
11. Cavs Legion GC (1-1, 8-7)
12. Bucks Gaming (1-1, 8-7)
13. Grizz Gaming (1-1, 6-7)
14. Wizards District Gaming (0-0, 5-7)
15. Raptors Uprising GC (1-1, 6-7)
16. Jazz Gaming (0-2, 6-8)
17. Heat Check Gaming (0-0, 4-8)
18. Hawks Talon GC (0-2, 4-8)
19. x-Knicks Gaming (0-0, 2-10)
20. x-Lakers Gaming (0-0, 2-11)
21. x-Pistons GT (0-0, 1-12)
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