Eric Paschall helps lead Team NBA to win in SLAM Call of Duty tourney

Golden State Warriors rookie Eric Paschall and a group of fellow NBA players were on the brink of a virtual loss.

Paschall and some other hoopers played against Team NFL on Saturday in SLAM’s latest Call of Duty: Modern Warfare tournament.

With the series tied at 3-3, the two squads had been going back in forth during the last match, a game of Search and Destroy on the map Shoot House. Team NBA defeated Team NFL, 6-5, to win the tournament.

Paschall was pivotal in the series clincher. He tallied 11 kills, the second-highest number on the squad.

The rest of the team included Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine, New Orleans Pelicans guard Josh Hart and Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell.

The team of mostly NFL players included Arizona Cardinals running back Chase Edmonds, along with Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray. Cleveland Browns receiver Jarvis Landry, Browns running back Kareem Hunt and Denver Broncos receiver Courtland Sutton were also on the team.

During the second game of the series, Team NBA was routed 200-90 in Headquarters on Talsik Backlot. But this game was perhaps Paschall’s best performance. He had a team-high 26 kills and a team-best two defends.

Before the final game of the tourney, the teams had split two games of Search and Destroy.

The NBA took the tournament’s opening match, winning 6-5 in Search and Destroy on Gun Runner. The NFL won 6-4 during the second Search and Destroy game, which was on Hackney Yard; the football players took a 3-1 lead in the series with that win.

Paschall had a team-high 11 kills in the Hackney Yard game, and he continued to be a valuable player as the NBA squad rallied back from a 3-1 series deficit.

He had nine kills when Team NBA won, 4-1, in Capture the Flag. Then, when the NBA needed to force Game 7, Paschall contributed with 12 kills on Headquarters. His team won, 200-33, on the map Crash to tie the series at 3-3.

Paschall was a newcomer in SLAM’s tourney, and with his solid performance, perhaps he will be invited back to have some fun on the sticks.

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