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Hawks Talon GC drop season opener to Mavs Gaming

ATLANTA – The NBA 2K League season opened Tuesday but the Hawks Talon GC dropped their first matchup of the season to Mavs Gaming.

In a best-of-three format, which results in the team’s first regular-season loss of the 2020 NBA 2K League regular season. The result of the team’s first game was a 72-55 loss, and the outcome of the second game was a 73-49 loss.

“We all know what BP is capable of, and he showed a bit of that tonight. Credit to Mavs Gaming, they outrebounded us which led to many successful second-chance opportunities for them tonight,” Hawks Talon GC’s Team Manager and Head Coach Wesley Acuff said in a press release. “We will get back to practice tomorrow and focus on T-Wolves Gaming.”

In the team’s first game of the series against Mavs Gaming, BP (Michael Diaz-Cruz) led the team with 20 points to go along with seven assists and one steal. KEL (Mykel Wilson) finished the game with 19 points, while the team’s 2020 first-round pick LEE (Lee Lamb) totaled 10 points and a team-high 17 rebounds to record the team’s first double-double of the season. He also contributed with a team-high three blocks.

In the team’s second matchup of the best-of-three series, Hawks Talon’s BP led the game with a franchise-record 39 points to go along with two assists, one rebound and one steal.

KEL totaled four points and three steals. LEE finished with 10 rebounds and three assists while MRSTLYEZ added three points and two assists, and FOLLOWTHEGOD contributed with three points and three steals.

Hawks Talon will continue its regular season competition as part of six weeks of remote gameplay. The club’s next match will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 7 against the 2019 NBA 2K League Champions T-Wolves Gaming.

Written by Darius

Darius Goodman is an alumni of Martin Luther King Jr. High School in DeKalb County and a former piccolo/flute player for the MLK Marching Lions. Upon high school graduation in 2011, Goodman attended South Carolina State University on a band scholarship up until 2015 when he completed his Bachelors of Arts in Mass Communication with a concetration in Journalism. Once finished with his degree, Goodman then joined Beyond the Flag a FanSided site. From there, Goodman started his career with the Henry Herald/Clayton News Daily in 2016. Within a few years, he attained a few awards: including company wide social media awards and a Georgia Press Association Sports Coverage award. Now, while balancing Henry County, Goodman is reaching out to DeKalb County.

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