BNXT League: Leiden Crowned Champions After Dramatic Finale

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πŸ”Ί 5250 Passing yards
πŸ”Ί 41-12 TD-INT
πŸ”Ί 67.1% Completion rate
πŸ”Ί 67.2% xCompletion rate
πŸ”Ί 2.89 Time to throw (s)
πŸ”Ί 105.2 Passer rating

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ZZ Leiden are champions of the inaugural BNXT League competition. They defeated Donar Groningen in two narrowly-fought victories. Here’s how the finals played-out.

Thrilling Opener in Groningen

The first ever final of the BNXT League was a hard-fought battle, with the first game played in Groningen. The finalists had played each other twice previously this season, and on both occasions, the away team took the victory.

Both teams came out strongly, hitting most of their shots and setting up an incredible pace. The first quarter was tied at 12-12 just halfway through. Then the home side found their rhythm, as Donar opened up a 9-0 run and won Q1 by 21-14.Β 

In the second quarter we saw a similar pattern, with the change that both teams shot poorly behind the arc. Leiden went 1/8, whilst Donar missed all three of their attempts. A 0-7 run at the end of the quarter got Leiden closer to Donar and the halftime score was 39-34.

After halftime, Donar continued to show good offensive plays, but their defense collapsed. Leiden made 83% of all their field goal attempts in this quarter and went 3/3 from behind the 3-point line. This was costly for Donar, as their lead evaporated.

By the end of Q3 they were looking at a 59-64 deficit. The home side started the final quarter well and immediately bounced back to tie the game at 65-65. Throughout the final minutes it stayed incredibly close till 72-72.

Three successful free throws edged Leiden into a 72-75 win, taking the first game of the series. Arunas Mikalauskas picked up 19 points, adding 6 rebounds and 3 assists – achieving MVP in the process.

Decisive game in Leiden twists in all directions

Earlier in the season, Donar took victory in Leiden, with a 2-point difference. This time, the away side appeared to have learned from game one, forcing Leiden to take shots from behind the arc. It was a strategy that worked in Q1, as the home side went 0/10 from three. Donar dominated the quarter, with a 0-18 run leading them to a 6-20 lead at the break.

In the second quarter, Leiden were still poor behind the line – going 1/6 from three. Donar took advantage and extended their lead slowly. The teams went into halftime with a 19-35 score and all the momentum in favour of the away side.

After the half-time break, Leiden changed it up, eager to get into the game. They began by attacking the paint, scoring 18 points and at least keeping themselves in the game. As they headed into the final quarter, they trailed by 13 points.

Sensing a ‘now-or-never’ moment, Leiden completely transformed their game in the final quarter. They opened with a 17-0 run, turning the game on its head. After a couple of free throws and their first field goal of the quarter, Donar tied the game at 61-61.

After this, the free-throw show began. Both teams made at least 10 fouls and went to the line multiple times. With the series on the line, Leiden kept their heads, and sank theirs with great effect, clinching a 71-70 victory.

With these two magnificent games, the curtain falls on the inaugural BNXT League competition with ZZ Leiden as champions. Bring on next year.

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CeeDee Lamb has (sort of) already won the best catch competition for the 2022 #NFL season.

His 27-yard grab from Week 11, when the #Cowboys took on the #Vikings, had just a 7.4% completion chance – the lowest of the season.

#ProBowlGames
https://thegeniusplaybook.com/the-most-incredible-plays-of-the-2022-nfl-season/

Average completion rate of Tyler Huntley, Trevor Lawrence and Derek Carr: 𝟲𝟰.𝟳% 🏈

Average completion rate of Geno Smith, Kirk Cousins and Jared Goff: 𝟲𝟲.𝟡% 🏈

Which team are you taking for the passing precision game?

#ProBowlGames | #ProBowl

2

Of the six QBs taking part in the #ProBowlGames, Geno Smith was the only one to finish the season with a higher completion percentage than expected (4.4% over xComp). 🎯

According to @NextGenStats, that’s the second-highest overperformance of 2022. πŸ”₯

#Seahawks | #ProBowl

π™ˆπ™‘π™‹ π™›π™–π™«π™€π™§π™žπ™©π™š πŸ†

πŸ”Ί 5250 Passing yards
πŸ”Ί 41-12 TD-INT
πŸ”Ί 67.1% Completion rate
πŸ”Ί 67.2% xCompletion rate
πŸ”Ί 2.89 Time to throw (s)
πŸ”Ί 105.2 Passer rating

Will the #Chiefs QB be picking up the award this time next week?

#NFLHonors | #ChiefsKingdom

πŸ”œ π™π™žπ™§π™¨π™© π™₯π™žπ™©π™˜π™, #SerieDelCaribe2023

The eyes of the #Beisbol world turn to Caracas as the Carribean Series gets underway today. First up, #Agricultores (πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ί) take on #WildcatsKJ74 (πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ό).

⚾️ @jesusalfredoSP has covered all you need to know:
https://thegeniusplaybook.com/serie-del-caribe-preview-leones-del-caracas-book-final-spot/

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