NBA 2K20: Our 2020 NBA Playoffs 1st Round simulation

Kyle Kuzma Los Angeles Lakers (Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images)
Kyle Kuzma Los Angeles Lakers (Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images) /
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NBA 2K20: Our NBA 2020 Playoffs Sim
Kyle Lowry -Toronto Raptors (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images) /

Toronto Raptors (2) vs Brooklyn Nets (7)

Game 1: Brooklyn Nets 113 – Toronto Raptors 117
Game 2: Brooklyn Nets 90 – Toronto Raptor 112
Game 3: Toronto Raptors 96 – Brooklyn Nets 112
Game 4: Toronto Raptors 123 – Brooklyn Nets 118
Game 5: Brooklyn Nets 95 – Toronto Raptors 100

Toronto Raptors cruise to victory over Brookly Nets in five to move on to second round.

Don’t sleep on the Toronto Raptors. Despite losing Kawhi Leonard to the Clippers in the offseason, the Raptors are still a very dangerous team, as proven in the bubble seeding games.

If Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving were playing for the Nets perhaps this series would look different. In fact, I’m sure it would. But they aren’t due to injury. The fact that the Nets were even able to make the playoffs and hold off the Magic for the No. 7-seed is impressive enough. Beating the Raptors in a seven-game series figures to be near impossible and sure enough, NBA 2K20 doesn’t think it will happen.

Led by Kyle Lowry’s 22.4 points per game, the Toronto Raptors cruised to a series win in five games. Make no mistake though, this was a team-driven effort as the Raptors were just overall the more talented roster on the court. Maybe things will play out differently next season.