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Published on April 30th, 2020 | by Adrian Gunning

NBA 2K Revives the NBA Playoffs through #2KSim

Wonder which team would come out on top in this year’s NBA Finals? 2K has you covered with a complete virtual simulation for the NBA Playoffs and Finals, a continuation of the regular season #2KSim, which played out the remaining NBA games in the 2019-20 season beginning on March 11.

Each team in the #2KSim had their rosters set to their current status when the NBA went on hiatus, and 2K virtually played out the slate.

The standings at the conclusion of the regular season #2KSim are below, showing the following 16 teams who qualified for the playoffs and setting up exciting first round match-ups:

Eastern Conference

  1. Milwaukee Bucks: 69-13
  2. Boston Celtics: 55-27
  3. Toronto Raptors: 54-28
  4. Philadelphia 76ers: 53-29
  5. Miami Heat: 51-31
  6. Indiana Pacers: 42-40
  7. Orlando Magic: 39-43
  8. Brooklyn Nets: 37-45

Western Conference

  1. Los Angeles Lakers: 67-15
  2. Los Angeles Clippers: 57-25
  3. Denver Nuggets: 51-31
  4. Oklahoma City Thunder: 50-32
  5. Houston Rockets: 49-33
  6. Dallas Mavericks: 48-34
  7. Utah Jazz: 44-38
  8. Memphis Grizzlies: 42-40

The results of the first round saw the Lakers, Rockets, Mavericks, Clippers, Bucks, 76ers, Raptors and Celtics advancing to the second round which will take place tomorrow May 1.

#2KSim First Round

Los Angeles Lakers (4) v. Memphis Grizzlies (0)

  • Top players: LeBron James (24.8 PPG, 8.2 APG, 4.5 RPG), Anthony Davis (21.3 PPG, 10.0 RPG, 2.5 APG), Ja Morant (16.3 PPG, 4.5 APG)

Houston Rockets (4) v. Oklahoma City Thunder (3)

  • Top players: James Harden (28.6 PPG, 6.6 APG, 5.1 RPG), Russell Westbrook (19.7 PPG, 8.9 RPG, 5.6 APG), Danilo Gallinari (22.1 PPG, 6.1 RPG), Chris Paul (20.6 PPG, 8.1 APG, 5.6 RPG), Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (20.3 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 5.0), Dennis Schröder (19.3 PPG, 4.4 APG)

Dallas Mavericks (4) v. Denver Nuggets (3)

  • Top players: Luka Dončić (30.7 PPG, 8.1 RPG, 7.6 APG), Kristaps Porziņģis (18.7, 10.4 RPG), Jamal Murray (16.7 PPG, 5.3 APG), Nikola Jokić (14.9 PPG, 12.6 RPG, 6.7 APG)

Los Angeles Clippers (4) v. Utah Jazz (1)

  • Top players: Kawhi Leonard (25 PPG, 8.6 RPG, 5.0 APG), Paul George (20.6 PPG, 9.4 RPG, 2.6 APG), Lou Williams (17.0 PPG), Donovan Mitchell (17.2 PPG)

Milwaukee Bucks (4) v. Brooklyn Nets (2)

  • Top players: Giannis Antetokounmpo (25.3 PPG, 13.3 RPG, 4.2 APG), Khris Middleton (17.8 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 4.5 APG), Spencer Dinwiddie (21.2 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 6.7 APG)

Philadelphia 76ers (4) v. Miami Heat (3)

  • Top players: Joel Embiid (22 PPG, 10.6 RPG, 2.3 APG), Ben Simmons (15.4 PPG, 7 RPG, 5.3 APG), Tobias Harris (21.4 PPG, 6.6 RPG, 2.7 APG), Goran Dragić (21 PPG), Jimmy Butler (20.6 PPG, 9.4 RPG, 4.6 APG)

Toronto Raptors (4) v. Indiana Pacers (0)

  • Top players: Pascal Siakam (20 PPG, 8.8 RPG, 3 APG), Fred VanVleet (17 PPG, 4.7 APG), Kyle Lowry (16.8 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 6.8 APG), Victor Oladipo (20.2 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 4.0 APG), T.J. Warren (16.8 PPG)

Boston Celtics (4) v. Orlando Magic (0)  

  • Top players: Jayson Tatum (24.8 PPG, 5.3 RPG), Kemba Walker (23 PPG, 5.3 APG), Evan Fournier (17.3 PPG, 3 APG), Nikola Vucevic (15.5 PPG, 12.7 RPG, 2 APG)

The #2KSim NBA Playoffs and Finals will continue every week, with results from the second round releasing on May 1, third round on May 8 and the NBA Finals on May 15.


About the Author

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Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.



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