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Rookie carries Bucks in qualifying for NBA 2K League's The Turn

Field Level Media
28 May 2022, 16:05 GMT+10

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

Western Conference

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

Eastern Conference

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

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