The defending champs continue to be the class of the league, as they beat up on the Titans behind Russ Payton’s 21 points. Their first two victories also came without the services of reigning regular season and Finals MVP Michael Davis. Next week they look to stay perfect without Davis against Run TMC (0-2).
The Cereal Killers pulled out a narrow four-point win against the Temptations in Week 2. With the win, they hold their spot in the rankings from last week. Tyrhon Coward and Will Hudson continue to be a force inside, and Mike Masciola led his team his scoring in Week 2. An anticipated matchup against also unbeaten Sportslook looms large for week 3.
Led by league-leading scorer Bryan Acevedo, this veteran squad looks poised for a deep run this season. Against most teams they have an edge in ball-handling, shooting, and chemistry, and that proved to be the difference in Week 2 against Run TMC.
Although they could not capture a win against the Cereal Killers, this team proved that they can compete with some of the best in the league. The scoring prowess of Carmine Santorelli, and the ridiculously-efficient Erik Silva will continue to carry this team in the right direction.
A team who reversed its fortunes from week one captured a victory against pesky One Time this week. They have averaged a league-high 85 points per game through their first two, displaying a plethora of scoring options, including Howie Miller and Tarell Vargas. They will have to beat a sharp-shooting Goon Squad team next week if they want to maintain their ranking.
Goon Squad rolled past the Kekambas after a dominating fourth quarter. Matt Marconi looks to build on his 20-point outing from week 2 when they face off against No Limit (1-1). This team still has a lot to prove despite being unbeaten, and their week 3 matchup will be their first real test.
John Brolet is our Week 2 BTX Global Player of the Week after recording a double-double in his team’s win over the Air Ballers in week 2. Blood, Sweat and Beers will look to continue their winnings ways against the Titans next week, and will need another team effort to stay perfect.
One Time is the Jekyll and Hyde team, and Eric Rankin determines which side shows up. He helped One Time orchestrate a comeback that fell just short, by pouring in 30 points in only three quarters against No Limit. Because of Rankin’s consistency, One Time was able to ascend past Run TMC for the 8th spot in our rankings.
This team had higher hopes than to be ranked ninth after week 2. Nic Civale made his debut and contributed nicely, but it was not enough to get the win. After taking tough L’s against Goon Squad and Sportslook, things do not get any easier next week as they have to take the floor against the no.1-ranked Brotherhood.
The Kekambas were unable to threaten Goon Squad largely due to their lackluster performance from behind the arc in week 2 (3-26). The Kekambas battled, but were unable to finish the game as strong as they started. Their best opportunity for a win this season will come next week against the 0-2 Air Ballers.
The new faces for the Titans did not help them against The Brotherhood as they lost by 37 in week 2. If they want to win going forward, they will have to limit the 21 turnovers they committed against The Brotherhood. They take on BS&B (1-1) next week, and limiting turnovers is the key to them pulling the upset.
For the second straight week, the Air Ballers are unable to escape the basement of our rankings. Jaylon Smalls showed up in week 2 and led his team in scoring, but it was not enough to upset BS&B. In a matchup of 0-2 teams, the Air Ballers look to get their first win against The Kekamabas next week.