Milwaukee Bucks Gaming back on track after win over Pistons GT

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 04: (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 04: (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images) /

Bucks Gaming, the Milwaukee Bucks’ 2K League affiliate, picked up a second win in two nights to move back to .500 in the standings.

After an impressive win on Thursday against Pacers Gaming, the Milwaukee Bucks’ NBA 2K League squad, Bucks Gaming, were right back in action with reason to be confident on Friday night.

Not only did the Bucks have renewed belief to carry over, but they were also coming up against a pretty toothless Pistons GT team that had started the season with a pitiful 1-6 record.

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In many ways, it was an ideal opportunity for the Bucks. Not only would climbing the standings and getting back to .500 provide a welcome boost, but it would also provide a jolt of momentum heading into the first tournament of the 2020 season next week.

It wasn’t all easy, but Bucks Gaming did a professional job of taking care of the Pistons, finishing the gameweek off without having dropped even a single game in either of their series.

Considering the Bucks trailed by four points in the first quarter of Friday’s opening game of their best of 3 series with the Pistons, they did at least have to show some real resilience to secure the win.

From trailing 64-60 at that point, Milwaukee rolled off a phenomenal 17-0 run, largely fueled by brilliant play from Regg and Ty.

The final score of 82-72 would flatter the Bucks just a little in suggesting that it was a much smoother ride than it actually was, but their ability to turn it on in such style when it mattered most was certainly a welcome wrinkle.

With 37 points and nine assists, Regg starred for the Bucks once again. But it was a strong overall team showing beyond the point guard too, with Ty chipping in with seven points, Plondo adding seven points and 17 rebounds, Squidris scoring 10 points to go with his four boards, and Arooks going for 21 points in one of his best showings of the season to date.

Playing with a chance to sweep in Game 2, the Bucks again found themselves in a relatively closely contested game, at least that is through the first half.

A strong third quarter gave Milwaukee some breathing room, and although the Pistons rallied to give themselves real chances, the Bucks largely managed to keep them at a safe distance for the remainder of the contest.

With a final score of 67-61, Regg again grabbed the limelight with 40 points and seven assists.

The Bucks will deal with a change of pace next week as The Tipoff, the first tournament of the current season, is set to take place. With a combination of pool play and playoff rounds, the teams will play for a $70,000 top prize with games played between Tuesday and Friday.

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Bucks Gaming share a pool with Knicks Gaming and Heat Check Gaming, with the winner advancing to the playoff rounds. The first of Milwaukee’s game will come on Wednesday against Miami at 7pm CT.