Dallas Mavericks defeat Rockets in NBA 2K20 simulation

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) /

The Dallas Mavericks picked up a virtual win over the Houston Rockets on Monday night as NBA 2K20 continues to play out the regular season.

The Dallas Mavericks were supposed to host the Houston Rockets on Monday night. The NBA suspended the season on March 11 because of the novel coronavirus. They are hopeful to crown a champion this year, but nothing is certain at this moment. The Health and safety of everyone will remain the top priority.

The live games may have stopped, but not on NBA 2K20. The video game is running a simulation of the remainder of the scheduled regular season. Let us take a closer look at Monday’s would be game against the Rockets.

The Mavericks entered at 42-30 and sitting sixth in the Western Conference. Houston was fourth at 43-26. Both teams were nearly locked into the playoffs. Dallas hosted this potential playoff preview. The Mavs were wearing their City Edition uniforms against the Rockets too.

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The Mavs raced out to an early virtual lead and were up 25-21 at the end of the first quarter despite a hot start from Russell Westbrook. The teams went back and forth in the second with the Rockets holding a two-point lead at halftime. Dallas dominated the third period and grabbed an 86-75 advantage heading into the fourth. They never looked back in picking up a 114-106 victory.

Fans can see the highlight video from the simulation here.

Fans may not have live games, but it is fun to see NBA 2K20 determining the action. The game is fantastic for any supporters looking to pass some time as they try to stay healthy. Please be safe.

For more information about COVID-19, visit the CDC’s website or the website for your state’s Department of Health.

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