Recap: Kings Guard Gaming 69, HEAT Check Gaming 80

Business as usual was the mood Thursday night as HEAT Check Gaming upped its win streak to five by breaking the will of Kings Guard Gaming offensively and defensively in an 80-69 win.

With the win, HCG improved to 8-4 on the season and one win away from clinching a playoff spot.

“Right now, everything is a must win,” said HCG star 24K Dropoff. “We’re just trying to keep building momentum and get that final push. Our goal is to win a championship, not just win games.

“We’re really focused on our goal.”

While HCG standout Hotshot has been on a torrid scoring pace as of late, his team balanced out the duties. Hotshot lead the attack with 28 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for his first triple double in NBA 2K League play. Dropoff added 22 points and MaJes7ic threw in 16 in the victory. Collectively, HCG shot 9-for-18 from 3-point range and 34-for-54 from the field. But the most clutch part of the team’s performance came in the defensive end as it forced KGG into 16 turnovers while it collected 10 steals from the Northern California team’s possessions.

“This is what we expected,” said HCG GM/Coach Famous Enough of the plan for his squad from earlier this season. “It’s not a surprise for us. We know what we can do. It’s just going to be a surprise to everyone else we run through.”

Two more road blocks stand in the way of HCG and its quest for the playoffs. On Saturday, HCG will face Raptors Uprising GC At 11 a.m. before taking on Grizz Gaming at 4 p.m. to close out the regular season. In the meantime, Famous Enough’s message to his team is simple.

“One game at a time,” he said. “We can’t clinch without playing the first one so let’s just get through one game at a time.”

Catch all the action this Saturday starting at 11:00 AM ET on twitch.tv/HEATCheckGaming.

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