Season 1 of the SC2K League has comet to a close, and Playoffs are set to begin. The Dallas Desparados will be playing The Las Vegas High Rollers in a Best of 7 Series. Dallas finished the season 17-3(11-1). Vegas finished the season 12-9(7-5). Dallas has dominated this season really finding great chemistry and really starting to see the future stars of the league in Kidjiujitsu and Kelsdabest. Vegas on the other hand has had a tough season, but has started to find there groove behind Jmanboy_25 and BallCheese21. Looking at there record it could appear this is going to be a quick series, but let us look deeper into some stats on each team.
Taking a deeper look into stats and other info it does appear that Dallas has the clear advantage. Dallas Swept Vegas in there season series 4-0, but looking at each teams Plus Minus which is the amount of points you score minus the amount of points you allow your opponent to score. Dallas has a league high +189 in Plus Minus, but Vegas comes in 2nd in the league with +171. Dallas leads the Western Conference in Points Per Game with 74.7, and Vegas right behind them with 71.2. These teams are also very close in there Points Against Per Game with Vegas leading the Western Conference allowing 62.2 PPG, and Dallas allowing 64.2 PPG. This really shows that these teams are putting a lot of effort into defending and stopping there opponents. If you want to see more stats click this link- https://www.mystatsonline.com/basket/visitor/league/stats/leaders_team_basket.aspx?IDLeague=53376
Vegas needs to go into this game with a plan to slow down MVP candidate’s Kelsdabest and Kidjiujitsu. Kelsdabest leads the league in best win % and Points Per Game (22.3). Kid is one of the best defensive players in the league. He leads the league in Blocks (2.2) and Rebounds (14.5) proving his defensive dominance. Vegas is going to have to really have there defensive rotations down to handle the PnR game of these 2 MVP candidates in order to them down. Vegas also needs to be aware of another MVP candidate in LegenDarius25. This player does not just pop off the screen, but after seeing his development and understanding his role on the team, he is a special talent. Legend gets his points in bunches, but does it silently. He is so fluid on the offensive side of the court it just seems like he does not score very much, but then you check the score card and he has 25 points.
Dallas on the other hand has to really slow down one of the best Tandoms in the league in WillSwish7 and SvenTheMartian. One of the best shooters in the League. Sven is one of those players you have to pick up at half court and always be aware of where is he at and what are they doing to get him open. If Dallas can slow down Sven then they will have a chance to win this series. WillSwish7 is a very underrated big man and is going to challenge Kidjiujitsu in every aspect of the game. This is truly a battle of two Titans in the paint.
The Miami Vice will be playing The Detroit Drive in a Best of 7 Series. Miami finished the season 17-3(11-1). Detroit finished the season 10-10(6-6). Miami has dominated this season really finding great chemistry and really starting to see the future stars of the league in NewYorkRange and Shaudy21. Detroit on the other hand has had a tough season. They barely got into the playoffs over the DC Liberty and really need to prove they belong.
Taking a deeper look into stats and other info it does appear that Dallas has the clear advantage. Miami won the series vs Detroit i3-1, but looking at each teams Plus Minus which is the amount of points you score minus the amount of points you allow your opponent to score. Miami finished 3rd with +168 in Plus Minus, but Detroit comes in 5th in the league with -9. Miami leads the Eastern Conference in Points Per Game with 66, and Detroit right behind them with 65.6. These teams are not close in there Points Against Per Game with Miami leading the Western Conference allowing 55.5 PPG, and Detroit allowing 66.1 PPG. This is not a good look doe Detroit, they are allowing more points then they can score. If they cannot step it up against one of the best offensive teams in the league they will not have a chance to compete with Miami. If you want to see more stats click this link- https://www.mystatsonline.com/basket/visitor/league/stats/leaders_team_basket.aspx?IDLeague=53376
Detroit needs to go into this game with a plan to slow down MVP candidate’s NewYorkRange and Shaudy21. NewYorkRange leads the league in 3PT% (64%), FG% (70), and Steals (3.7). Range is one of the best Two-Way players in the league. Shaudy21 does not lead the league in any stats, but that does not mean he is not one of the most dominant bigs in the league. Shaud is the heart and soul of this Miami team and they will go as far as he can carry them. Detroit is going to have to really have there defensive rotations down to handle the multiple ways these 2 MVP candidates can do damage. Vegas also needs to be aware of another MVP candidate in Exxpensive_Taste. Taste is in my opinion having one of the best seasons in the background of this team. He is very high in all stat lines showing his versatility and ways he can impact a team, and I believe he is going to make a few key shots to take this team to the next level.
Miami on the other hand has to really slow down one of the best Guard/Wing Tandoms in the league in JManBoy_25 and Will Swish7. JMan is one of the best if not the best shooter in the League. JMan demands you know where he is at all times, or take the chance of him dropping 50 on you. If Miami can slow down JMan then they will have a chance to win this series. BallCheese21 is a swiss army knife player. He can play any position at a high level, and can be very effective at all positions he plays.
Dallas Desparados vs Las Vegas High Rollers- Dallas wins series 4-2
Miami Vice vs Detroit Drive- Miami wins series 4-0