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How Jazz Gaming qualified for the next round of the ‘Tipoff’ playoff

Jazz Gaming has moved onto the knockout phase of the NBA 2K League’s new tournament

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Jazz Gaming defeated Celtics Gaming 92-81 in Game 1 and 75-56 in Game 2.

Jazz Gaming defeated Celtics Gaming 92-81 in Game 1 and 75-56 in Game 2in NBA 2K League tournament action.

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Jazz Gaming — the Utah Jazz’s representative in the NBA 2K League — is following in the footsteps of its NBA counterpart, putting together a winning run and earning a first round berth in the league’s in-season ‘Tipoff’ tournament.

What happened:

  • Jazz Gaming went on a 3-1 stretch Tuesday night to qualify for the knockout round.
  • The Jazz won its group, which automatically qualified the team to appear in the next round.
  • Jazz Gaming defeated Celtics Gaming 92-81 in Game 1 and 75-56 in Game 2.
  • Though the Jazz lost to Mavs Gaming in Game 3, 65-60, the team rebounded with a 73-69 win in Game 4.
  • Rookie guard Kimanni “Splashy” Ingram led the way for the Jazz in all three wins, scoring 29, 37 and 34 points in the first, second and fourth games, respectively.
  • Spencer “Ria” Wyman scored 24 points in the Jazz’s lone loss of the night.

What’s next:

  • Jazz Gaming will enter the knockout round on Thursday.
  • No opponent or match time has been set. The tournament is still undergoing the group play to determine the next round.