We are at a time in our nation where we carefully watch the recovery from a global pandemic. As sports attempt to make their return with set protocols to ensure that everyone is safe, a new dawn of Basketball was kickstarted this past weekend.
On July 4th, one of the summer basketball events got going called The Basketball Tournament, this is a 24 team tournament that plays single-elimination, 5-on-5 with a winner-take-all prize of $1 million. All games are set to take place at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
There is a team from Philadelphia taking part, aptly named ‘Team Brotherly Love’.
Team Brotherly Love took on Stillwater Stars in the opening round game.
The Stillwater Stars brought the fight to Brotherly Love early on as they took a 26-18 lead at end of 1st quarter. Brotherly Love would show that underdog mentality that people associate with Philadelphia, bouncing back to take the 40-37 lead at halftime.
One of the plays in the first half that got game tied at 33
Brotherly Love picked up where they left off in the second half. The tandem of former Sixers’ guard Khalif Wyatt and Ramone Moore who both played at Temple would take over.
The Temple product was red-hot throughout and helped lift the Philadelphia team back out of a tricky hole.
The UDFA would then ice the game for Botherly love with this shot that sent them to the next round:
The tandem Khalif Wyatt and Moore combined to score 51 points. Wyatt had 27 while Moore put in 24 points.
Brotherly Love moves on to the next round as they take on Eberlein Drive on July 6th at 7:00 PM on ESPN.
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