The 2020 Jazz Gaming Playoffs presented by America First Credit Union concluded today with a series loss to Warriors Gaming Squad (Golden State Warriors affiliate) in the semifinal round.
The semifinals defeat completes the most successful campaign in Jazz Gaming franchise history, which featured a 14-2 (.875) regular season record, a final four finish in the NBA 2K League Playoffs and two final four appearances in the league’s in-season tournaments.
Earlier today, Jazz Gaming Head Coach Jelani “Comp” Mitchell was named the 2020 NBA 2K League Coach of the Year. Center Spencer “Ria” Wyman is a finalist for Season 3 Most Valuable Player and Defensive Player of the Year, while guard Kimanni “Splashy” Ingram is a finalist for Rookie of the Year.
Jazz Gaming trailed by double digits in the first half of Game 1, and Warriors Gaming Squad remained in control to earn the victory. Warriors Gaming Squad led by one point (29-28) at the half in Game 2 and the contest remained close into the fourth quarter, with the Golden State affiliate ultimately punching its ticket to the NBA 2K League Finals against Wizards District Gaming (Washington Wizards affiliate).
“Splashy” scored a playoff career-high 24 points in Game 2, reaching the 20-point mark in three of four playoff games this postseason. “Ria” logged a double-double in three of four playoff games, highlighted by 19 points and 16 rebounds in Game 2 of today’s semifinals.
With its final four finish, Jazz Gaming earned $75,000 of the NBA 2K League playoff prize pool.
The NBA 2K League Finals between Warriors Gaming Squad and Wizards District Gaming will take place at 5 p.m. (MT) on Friday, Aug. 28.