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Rugby beats football in NBA 2K semi-final

BATTLE: Lamela (right) loses out to Watson

IT WAS football vs rugby in the second semifinal of the #NBA2K17 Celebrity Tournament with Tottenham’s Argentinian winger Erik Lamela taking on England and Bath rugby high flyer Anthony Watson.

This time around, Lamela’s natural flair wasn’t enough and it was the rugby powerhouse who bulldozed to victory with a commanding 42-31 win.

Lamela, playing as the San Antonio Spurs, was up against a tough opponent in Watson, who had chosen to play as the New York Knicks for this clash. It was a closely fought contest throughout and there was only a one point lead for Watson with 1:40 left on the clock.

Watson, who is due to return from injury soon, was able to ice this game expertly by draining a couple of killer threes and left Lamela with too much to do. Watson came out the eventual winner by 11 points and will now head to the final to play either Carl Jenkinson or Jack Butland who will battle it out in the other semifinal.

Watson, speaking of his impending final said: “I’ll be a bit nervous, but we’ll see what happens.”

Despite the loss, Lamela wished Watson well for the final: “He played really good, he was better than me and I wish him to win the final.”

Follow the tournament @NBAUK on Twitter or at #WePlayNBA2K17

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