Raptors Uprising break records in historic win over CLTX Gaming

TORONTO, Canada—A new team scoring record, a new individual scoring record, and a new franchise record: here’s what went down in Raptors Uprising GC’s historic win over Celtics Crossover Gaming Friday night.

Fresh off defeating Blazer5 Gaming on Thursday, the first-place Raptors Uprising set out in search of their ninth win in-a-row taking on a struggling CLTX Gaming side, losers of six straight.

With these two teams trending in opposite directions, Toronto would come out and really exert its dominance in Game 1.

Raptors Uprising would quickly open up a 13-point first-quarter lead and then a 24-point halftime lead (47-23) as shooting guard Timelycook would head the charge with 23 points of his own on 9-of-11 shooting from the floor—picking up where he left off from the night prior.

Coming out of the halftime break, the team from the North would keep their foot on the gas pedal and continue to pour it on, starting the third quarter with a 17-0 run. As they’ve done all season, Raptors Uprising would find another gear in the frame, scoring 33 as a team to carry an 80-35 lead into the final 12 minutes.

And then, Toronto would make history.

Recording a season-high 26 steals in the process, Raptors Uprising would go on to take Game 1 (109-51), setting a new NBA 2K League record for points scored in a game (prev. 107).

Timelycook would finish the contest with 39 points, including a perfect six-of-six from downtown, six assists, and nine steals while also setting a new NBA 2K League record for points scored by a lockdown defender.

Kenny Got Work was also great for Toronto in this one, recording a rare 34-point, 10-assist, 10-steal triple-double, while the machine himself, Sick One, would also notch is league-leading sixth triple-double of the season.

“Everybody is on the same page; it’s like a brotherhood, really,” said Timelycook. “That’s why it’s working so well for us: we all understand each other and we all share one goal: we’re just trying to win. The chemistry has been amazing, and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else right now than Raptors Uprising.”

While Boston (0-7) would put up a bit more of a fight in Game 2, large in part due to the play of their point guard oFab, but Toronto would prove to be too much to handle, as four of the five Raptors Uprising starters would go on to score in double digits.

Rookie power forward Legit 973, in particular, was sound in the series clincher, recording 10 points, four rebounds, two steals and two blocks, while Kenny led his team with an 18-point, 10-assist double-double.

Toronto would take the contest (64-54) to improve to 9-0 on the year and set a new franchise record for wins in a season.

With the victory, Raptors Uprising—the only remaining undefeated team in the league— opens up a comfortable 3 ½ game lead atop the NBA 2K League standings heading into THE TIPOFF.

UP NEXT: Raptors Uprising will try and carry their momentum into the first tournament of the season: THE TIPOFF. Toronto will face Blazer5 Gaming and Lakers Gaming in Group 6 action beginning June 17 at 6 p.m. EST. Including the first tournament banner of the year, teams are also playing for a prize pool of $160,000 USD, so make sure you tune in for this one. You can catch all of the action on Twitch.