Comeback Season: Raptors Uprising GC through to The Turn bracket play following remarkable turnaround against Magic Gaming

What. A. Win.

Despite dropping their opening game of the night to Wizards District Gaming, Raptors Uprising GC defied all the odds and recorded one of their most memorable victories in recent history against Magic Gaming.

A second half blitz ensured Toronto came from behind to get the win and punch their ticket to bracket play of The Turn.

Overall, Raptors Uprising finished group play with a 3-3 record.

Ahead of the evening, Toronto knew a win would book their place in bracket play, and a disappointing loss to the Wizards put the pressure on the squad coming into their clash with the Magic.

In the first half, that pressure was felt, with Raptors Uprising down 10 at halftime.

Cue the comeback.

Toronto put up an impressive 23 points in the third quarter while limiting Orlando to just 13.

Then in the fourth, Raptors Uprising completed the fightback to seal a 64-56 win and qualify for the next round.

Between the two games, Gazulli, BallLikeSeem, and Mooch each put up double-doubles, with Mooch tallying a team-high 34 points, Seem in rebounds (24), and Gazulli in assists (11).

Worth noting that Gazulli also came up with three points, three steals and an assist in the space of a minute against the Magic. Wow.

Meanwhile, Haam and Putback also impressed on the scoring front with 27 and 24 points respectively.

After the game, head coach Roy Krishnan reflected on an eventful night for him and his team.

“The Wizards game was one we should have won… They surprised us in the first quarter and we couldn’t recover from it.”

“We only had a 15-minute turnaround between games and had spent the last 48 hours talking about the Magic, but we came out and executed.”

“To come back and go on a 23-13 run in the third, that’s what great players do, they seize the moment and I’m glad we have the guys that we have in this room.”

Krishnan also had high praise for Putback and his performance on the night.

“The veteran leadership [Putback] came out and played tonight.”

“These are the types of games where you need leadership. When no one wanted the ball, he wanted the ball. To see that version of Putback tonight was one of the most gratifying feelings in the world.”

Up next, Raptors Uprising will enter bracket play, with all eyes on more memorable moments like the Magic game. Toronto will take on a team from the Western Conference in the first round, slated to be announced sometime between Tuesday, July 11th and Friday, July 14th.

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