Rookie Mason "Johhny" Bracken poured in 36 points to lead Bucks Gaming to an 89-57 rout of Cavs Legion GC on Friday in group-stage action of the NBA 2K League's The Turn event.
Johhny, the No. 4 overall pick in this year's NBA 2K League draft, hit 14 of 17 field-goal attempts, including 8 of 10 from 3-point range.
Matthew "Bash" Robles and Jyden "Jyden" McBath-Spencer each scored 16 points for the Cavs.
In other Friday action, Jazz Gaming nipped Blazer5 Gaming 74-71, Knicks Gaming edged Hawks Talon GC 57-55, Kings Guard Gaming topped Pistons GT 65-56, Hornets Venom GT downed Celtics Crossover Gaming 71-66, Raptors Uprising GC slipped past 76ers GC 62-61, and Wizards District Gaming defeated NetsGC 65-57.
Group play for The Turn continues through next week to determine seeding for the tournament's bracket-style playoffs. Bracket play to cap the $250,000 event is scheduled for June 8-11 at the NBA 2K League Studio in Indianapolis.
The NBA 2K League season will run through August, with the focus on tournament play and qualifying events for tournaments. The traditional five-on-five tournaments are The Tipoff (season opener, won by T-Wolves Gaming), The Turn (midseason) and The Ticket (late season).
The league is also adding a number of three-on-three tournaments that will lead up to a three-on-three championship featuring a separate prize pool. Wizards District Gaming claimed the first three-on-three event, the Slam Open, earlier this month.
Qualifying play for The Turn resumes Tuesday with eight matches:
--Lakers Gaming vs. Pistons GT
--Warriors Gaming Squad vs. Kings Guard Gaming
--NetsGC vs. Heat Check Gaming
--Magic Gaming vs. Knicks Gaming
--Mavs Gaming vs. DUX Infinitos
--Jazz Gaming vs. Pacers Gaming
--Gen. G Tigers vs. Grizz Gaming
--Blazer5 Gaming vs. T-Wolves Gaming
NBA 2K League -- The Turn group-play records
1. Kings Guard Gaming, 3-0
T2. Jazz Gaming, 2-0
T2. T-Wolves Gaming, 2-0
T2. Warriors Gaming Squad, 2-0
T5. Lakers Gaming, 1-1
T5. Mavs Gaming, 1-1
T5. Pacers Gaming, 1-1
8. Cavs Legion GC, 1-2
9. Bucks Gaming, 1-2
T10. Blazer5 Gaming, 0-2
T10. DUX Infinitos, 0-2
12. Pistons GT, 0-3
1. Wizards District Gaming, 3-0
T2. Grizz Gaming, 2-0
T2. Heat Check Gaming, 2-0
4. Celtics Crossover Gaming, 2-1
T5. Gen.G Tigers, 1-1
T5. Magic Gaming, 1-1
T7. Hawks Talon GC, 1-2
T7. Hornets Venom GT, 1-2
T7. Knicks Gaming, 1-2
T7. Raptors Uprising GC, 1-2
T7. 76ers GC, 1-2
12. NetsGC, 0-3
--Field Level Media