For the first time ever, the Milwaukee Bucks’ 2K League affiliate, Bucks Gaming, clinched a playoff spot thanks to a record-breaking win.
The wait is finally over for Bucks Gaming, as after two seasons of coming up short of their primary goal, the Milwaukee Bucks’ NBA 2K League affiliate is finally playoff bound.
With T-Wolves Gaming and Blazer5 Gaming both falling to losses on Thursday night, the Bucks clinched their postseason berth with a win over Lakers Gaming, and they did in the most incredible fashion possible too.
Having set the 2K League’s single-game scoring record in a win against CLTX Gaming earlier in the season, the Bucks saw that mark just about overtaken as Jazz Gaming dropped 113 points in Game 1 of their Thursday night series with Cavs Legion GC.
So what exactly was the Bucks’ response?
First and foremost, the Bucks produced a dominant 28-point win in the opening bout of their series with the Lakers. Regg led the way with 34 points, 14 assists, and six steals, while Plondo also came up big with 25 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists, and Squidris added 18 points and 11 boards.
Then, the table was set for the Bucks to face up to their opportunity to close out and clinch. Milwaukee grabbed it with both hands, but also re-seized their scoring record in the process, while raising the bar to a level that will take something truly phenomenal to surpass it in the future.
With the whole team in sync, an astonishing number of greens, and Regg and Arooks firing home three-pointers at will, the Bucks ended up playing with a rare team takeover activated and put on a performance for the ages.
Just in case anyone needed a reminder with Regg having taken the lead for the majority of this season, Arooks provided a reminder that he’s one of the league’s most gifted scorers by pouring in a game-high 55 points for the Bucks.
That played a key role in Regg racking up 20 assists, but the Bucks’ point guard and the Rookie of the Year in waiting also stuck right with his teammate in pouring in 54 points of his own.
Add in a 16-10-10 triple-double for Plondo, and the Bucks’ incredible wealth of talent has never been more apparent than it was as they completely obliterated the Lakers on Thursday.
When Game 2 finally came to an end, the Bucks prevailed 133-83 winners, jumping past the scoring record set just earlier that night by a whopping 20 points.
Now, the Bucks can look forward to building positive momentum in their regular season finale on Friday, and avoiding The Ticket tournament, without any of the pressure that would have come if a playoff spot hadn’t already been secured.
The playoffs will then get underway on August 19, and run through to August 29.
Next up for the Bucks is a regular season closing meeting with Mavs Gaming on Friday night.