Despite a dominant Game 1, Raptors Uprising GC fell to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of non-NBA 2K League team, Basketball Godz (21-10, 17-22, 14-21, 18-22).
Toronto came out hungry following their narrow loss to the 76ers a day prior, but the squad was unable to keep iBall_Greens and co. at bay.
FantaSZN starred in Game 1 as he took control and scored 15 of Raptors Uprising’s 21 points to steer his team to an early win.
Defence from Kenny Got Work and Big Saint was also on full display as they limited the Godz to just 10 points all game.
Yet, Game 2 saw Toronto endure a slow start and the Godz raced into a seven-point lead early on. Raptors Uprising fought back to narrow the deficit mid-way through the game, but the Godz would take this one 17-22.
While Game 3 saw momentum shift between both teams, the Godz would slowly but surely run away with it, as they won 14-21 to leave Toronto on the brink of a second straight loss.
Sadly for Toronto, it wasn’t to be their day, and in spite of a bold effort in Game 4, the Godz claimed a 3-1 series victory via a 18-22 scoreline in the fourth game of the evening.
Fanta finished the series with 38 points across the four games, Kenny led the rebounding category with 10, and Saint was the team’s steals leader with three.
While not currently playing for the team in 3v3, Type could be seen alongside Kevin Franklin behind the players in a coaching role to support the team.
After the series, “Coach” Type discussed how he and the guys knew that the Godz were going to change it up after a heavy defeat in Game 1.
“We knew after Game 1 that they were going to make a switch. From there, they had a different game style. They switched a lot of what they did on defence. I think they did a good job at getting the switch and knowing how to expose us on that side.”
“We just didn’t hit the looks we had down the stretch. It came down to the little things.”
Type was also wary that Toronto’s next game against the Knicks is now an absolute must-win.
“We’re going to come with a sense of urgency knowing we have to win. I think in the end, you’ll see a win. Even though we lost two straight, we’re just taking it one game at a time.”
Raptors Uprising GC will have their sights set on grabbing a first win of the group stage when they take on Knicks Gaming in their next series on Friday, April 29th at 11:00 pm EST.