Recap: HEAT Check Gaming 86, 76ers GC 71

Midway through the third quarter, HEAT Check Gaming GM/coach Famous Enough paced confidently when Hotshot scored his 33rd point and casually said “He’s going to score 50.”

Not only did his MVP candidate score 50, he set the new NBA 2K single game scoring record with 54 points in a dominant 86-71 win over 76ers Gaming Club.

“It felt great. I felt like it was a team 54,” said Hotshot, whose HEAT Check Gaming squad committed zero turnovers. “They were encouraging me to get it. They were pushing for me but we were trying to build a lead at the same time.

“This was a huge win. I felt like we were underdogs again for some weird reason. Everybody keeps doubting us and we keep beating these playoff teams.”

For the third regular season win in a row, HCG beat one of the top teams in the league. But for four quarters, HCG seemed to be the team to beat and 76ers Gaming Club had no answer for the stout team defense and hot shooting from beyond 3-point range as the Miami squad shot 6-for-8 from downtown.

Aside from Hotshot’s record-breaking performance, MaJes7ic had another strong outing as he scored 18 points and dished out nine assists. Another contributor was Jalen03303, who made his debut at center with six points, six rebounds and two big blocks.

“I just came into the game and did what the team needed me to do,” said Jalen, who also went 2-for-2 from 3-point range. “It’s a huge win. We’re going in the right direction toward the end of the season.”

With he win, HCG improved to 6-4 on the season while 76ers Gaming Club fell to 7-4. Up next for HCG is a matchup with Wizards District Gaming on Saturday, July 28, at 12 p.m. Watch all of the action on twitch.tv/HEATCheckGaming.

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