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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13) - 2013 NBA Finals

Postby Andrew on Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:23 am

I am indeed, which makes maintaining the assist numbers a bit more work. As you can probably tell from the recaps, I'm a bit miffed about the lineup change which came out of nowhere and made little sense given everyone's performance and the dominating wins. The loss with him starting and handling the ball so much isn't a surprise; despite the assists he plays incredibly selfishly, ignores several open passing opportunities and slows the offense to a snail's pace. His +/- is pretty woeful, those two wins in Game 4 and 5 were facilitated by the quicker pace when I was running the show. As I've said before though, I'm regretting not making myself a point guard when I started my career.
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13) - 2013 NBA Finals

Postby Andrew on Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:08 pm

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Rookie leads Nuggets to thrilling Game 1 victory

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Begley had a career game against the Heat in Game 1

Andrew Begley may be playing in his first NBA Finals, but the first ever Australian Rookie of the Year and second Australian to start in an NBA Finals game looked like a veteran as he made an impressive debut. Begley scored 17 of his career high 31 points in the fourth quarter as he led the Denver Nuggets to a 120-113 victory over the Miami Heat in Game 1, as they inched closer to the team's first championship. He also flirted with another triple double, grabbing nine rebounds and handing out 19 assists while shooting 10/13 from the field, 4/4 from long range and 7/7 from the free throw line.

Dwyane Wade led all scorers with 49 points for the Heat in addition to collecting two rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocks, but it wasn't enough to withstand the Nuggets' fourth quarter assault. LeBron James had only 17 points on the night but contributed six rebounds and seven assists. The Heat also received 11 points apiece from Mike Miller and Mario Chalmers in the loss, with Chalmers also tallying three rebounds, seven assists and a game high six steals.

From the opening tip, it was a tight contest that saw several ties and lead changes. After Begley opened the scoring by converting on two free throws, the two teams battled back and forth through the first three quarters. As the third quarter drew to a close, it appeared as though the defending champion Heat were about to seize control after taking a four point lead. A three by Begley cut the deficit to 86-85 however, setting the stage for his fourth quarter performance.

After Chalmers opened the fourth period by hitting a free throw, Begley nailed back to back three pointers to give the Nuggets a 91-87 lead. Denver would not trail again, managing to answer every Heat run as Begley made a pair of layups and found his teammates for easy buckets in the paint. With the Heat forced to foul, the ball found its way into Begley's hands once again where he converted four free throws to conclude the game, neatly bookending the victory.

Regular season Most Valuable Player Andre Iguodala finished with 26 points and eight rebounds, while JaVale McGee added 22 points and 14 rebounds. Kenneth Faried also added 13 points and nine rebounds in the victory, while Andre Miller had 12 points, three rebounds and 5 assists. Game 2 will take place in Denver before the series shifts to Miami for Games 3, 4 and 5 (if necessary).

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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13) - 2013 NBA Champi

Postby Andrew on Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:23 am

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Nuggets win Game 2 behind Iguodala's 39 points

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Iguodala and the Nuggets are up 2-0 on the defending champions

Andre Iguodala and Dwyane Wade each scored 39 points, but it was the Denver Nuggets who emerged victorious in Game 2 to take a 2-0 lead in the 2013 NBA Finals. Iguodala also added nine rebounds and three assists for the Nuggets, who now sit just two wins away from their first NBA championship.

Rookie of the Year Andrew Begley, dominant in Denver's Game 1 victory, was solid once again with 11 points, five rebounds and a game high 18 assists, as well as three steals that all came in the fourth quarter and helped spark a furious finish that saw Denver wrest control of the game away from Miami and hold on for a hard fought 120-110 victory.

LeBron James added 19 points for the Heat to go along with five rebounds and eight assists while Chris Bosh had 17 points, both playing a big role along with Wade as the Heat came close to stealing a win in the Pepsi Center. Miami ultimately couldn't overcome Denver's 42-29 rebounding advantage however and some key defensive stops down the stretch preserved a Nuggets victory.

JaVale McGee added 22 points and five rebounds for Denver, while Kenneth Faried and Andre Miller both had double-doubles with 16 points and 10 rebounds and 10 points and 10 assists respectively. The series now moves to Miami for Games 3, 4 and 5 (if necessary).

Wade's 52 points lead Heat to victory in Game 3

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Wade was unstoppable as the Heat won Game 3

The Denver Nuggets almost pulled off a gritty comeback win, but Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat weren't about to let it happen. Led by an incredible 52 point outburst from Wade, the Heat won Game 3 of the NBA Finals 120-116 to make it a 2-1 series.

Andrew Begley scored a career high 34 points in the loss, while also adding six rebounds, 15 assists and two steals, but the Nuggets found themselves in a hole early as the Heat jumped out to a 14-4 start and dominated for most of the game. Begley spearheaded a furious rally that saw the Nuggets overcome a double digit deficit and briefly take the lead but a final push by the Heat allowed them to jump back out in front, gutting out the close win.

LeBron scored 19 of his 24 points in the Heat's impressive first half, also finishing with six rebounds and 10 assists. Norris Cole gave Miami a lift off the bench, scoring 11 points. Wilson Chandler scored 14 points off the bench for the Nuggets, while regular season Most Valuable Player Andre Iguodala had a quiet night with 13 points, five rebounds and five assists. Kenneth Faried tallied another double-double in the loss with 13 points and 13 rebounds, while JaVale McGee had 12 points and seven rebounds.

With the series extended to at least five games, the next two contests will be played in Miami before returning to Denver for Games 6 and 7 if necessary.

Nuggets just one win away from first NBA championship

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Begley and the Nuggets are on the verge of making team history

With just one more win, the Denver Nuggets can capture their first NBA championship. They'll have to get past a determined Miami Heat team though, which made them earn another hard fought victory in Game 4.

The Nuggets have shown plenty of determination themselves however, particularly top rookie Andrew Begley who had another outstanding performance. Showing more assertiveness on offense from the opening tip, Begley scored 17 of his team high 31 points in the first half, also finishing with eight assists, seven rebounds, two steals, four blocks and the game clinching three pointer in the 128-122 victory.

After falling behind by double digits by halftime, the Heat showed that they weren't about to go quietly into the night, pouring in the points early in the third quarter to make it a close game throughout the second half. After several lead changes, the game hung in the balance with the Nuggets holding a precarious 125-122 lead before Begley's three with 4.5 seconds left made it a two possession game, ultimately sealing the win.

Dwyane Wade continued his offensive onslaught in the loss, scoring a game high 48 points. LeBron James was also spectacular with 29 points, four rebounds and a game high 20 assists, the third highest assist mark posted by a player in the 2013 postseason. Mario Chalmers also had 14 points, five rebounds and seven assists for the Heat, while Chris Bosh was quiet with just 10 points and five rebounds.

Andre Iguodala scored 22 points and added five rebounds for the Nuggets, who also received 18 points apiece from JaVale McGee and Kenneth Faried, with Faried adding 13 rebounds. Andre Miller had 12 points, five rebounds and 15 assists in the win, but struggled with his shot as he went 5/15 from the field.

Denver Nuggets are 2013 NBA Champions

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Begley and the Nuggets soared past the Heat to win their first NBA championship

The Denver Nuggets' historic season has come to a close in style, as they dominated the Miami Heat with a 132-94 victory in Game 5 to capture the team's first NBA championship. Rookie of the Year Andrew Begley was the standout player once again, finishing with yet another triple double with 28 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists, clinching NBA Finals Most Valuable Player honours. He is the second rookie to win the award, 33 years after Magic Johnson became the first in 1980.

Perhaps mindful of their close call in Game 4, the Nuggets once again came out strong and never relented, continuing to attack the paint and maintain a double digit lead through most of the game. They led 96-68 at three quarter time and cruised to victory in the fourth, as a deflated Miami Heat team were unable to muster one last run.

Dwyane Wade, an offensive juggernaut throughout the series, scored just 21 points to go along with three rebounds, five assists and three steals. LeBron James led Miami in scoring with 27 points but picked up only two assists after tallying 20 in Game 4. Norris Cole had 18 points off the bench, while Chris Bosh was a non-factor with just two points, two rebounds and two assists.

In addition to Begley, four other Nuggets scored in double figures as JaVale McGee and Andre Iguodala each had 19, Kenneth Faried scored 18 to go along with his 14 rebounds and Andre Miller also registered a double-double with 12 points and a game high 14 assists.

Denver enjoyed a 55-35 advantage on the boards and also assisted on 39 field goals compared to just 18 by Miami. The Nuggets also shot a blistering 65% from the field in the deciding game, while the Heat shot just 42%.

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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13) - 2013 NBA Champi

Postby Andrew on Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:25 am

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On Track With A-Train

Follow the life of an NBA rookie with our top pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, Aussie Andrew "A-Train" Begley!

June 5th, 2013

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A-Train became only the second rookie to win NBA Finals MVP honours

There's so much I want to say about this team and what we've accomplished this season but right now, words escape me. So, I'll let a picture speak the proverbial thousand.

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We did it! Thanks for coming along for the ride. :)

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Andrew's Playoff Stats (June 4th, 2013)

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181841.317.77.316.12.31.20.6510.4360.9294.03.0


Andrew's Season Stats (April 18th, 2013)

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826734.710.84.710.41.30.50.5170.3220.7933.52.2


First Round

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4440.814.04.519.03.00.80.6420.2501.0003.82.3


Second Round

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4441.015.39.017.53.01.80.6440.1670.6674.82.8


Western Conference Finals

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5541.013.48.214.21.60.80.6450.3330.8003.02.4


NBA Finals

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5542.227.07.414.61.81.60.6620.5381.0004.64.4


Playoffs Record: 16-2

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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13) - 2013 NBA Champi

Postby Mark. on Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:09 am

Congrats on the title! Man those were some nice Finals Series numbers too!
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13) - 2013 NBA Champi

Postby Andrew on Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:06 pm

Thanks! It was frustrating at times with some CPU cheese and working around Andre Miller, but it was fun too, especially putting up those numbers. I certainly feel a sense of achievement, at least as far as video games are concerned. ;)

Funnily enough, I've looked at the rotation now that the Playoffs are over and it's back to how it was before Miller was put into the starting five, with me at point guard alongside Iggy in the backcourt, Chandler and Faried up front with McGee in the middle. A little too late to be helpful now, especially as I'll probably be back starting at shooting guard (or coming off the bench, who knows) when Ty Lawson returns next season. I guess I'll just have to wait and see what happens.
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13) - 2013 NBA Champi

Postby Phil89 on Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:34 pm

Brilliant job bringing that first championship to Denver, and winning the finals MVP award! :)
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13) - 2013 NBA Champi

Postby Alphasim on Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:54 pm

Nice work! Like it.
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13) - 2013 NBA Champi

Postby Andrew on Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:16 pm

Thanks guys. :)
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13) - 2013 NBA Champi

Postby tkdb17 on Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:17 pm

Congratz are in order there. Some nice assist numbers through the year i'll say. I can't seem to get more than 3/4 on a good day!
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13) - 2013 NBA Champi

Postby Andrew on Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:07 am

Those are the kind of numbers I was getting early on, but after spending most of the year at point guard filling in for Ty Lawson I definitely got comfortable setting up teammates and found ways to pad the assist numbers a bit. It definitely helps when you're playing 41 minutes per game!
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13) - 2013 NBA Champi

Postby tkdb17 on Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:25 pm

I Play Power Forward for the Bulls :D (i sucked big time in the rookie showcase since i've never played the game before and that was the 1st time)

i'm now happily getting 20+ ppg and avging 10+ rpg but can't seem to get more than a few assists. Never seem to be able to pass to the person i actually want to pass to which don't help!
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13) - 2013 NBA Champi

Postby Andrew on Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:58 am

Even with icon passing?

Needless to say, racking up assists is a lot easier when you're playing point guard (or shooting guard with high team chemistry), since you've got the ball in your hands a lot and can make things happen.
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13) - 2013 NBA Champi

Postby Axel. on Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:03 am

Congrats on the championship, Andrew! It's obvious that your addition to this Nuggets team made them championship caliber, thanks in large part to those gigantic assist numbers. :wink:
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13) - 2013 NBA Champi

Postby Andrew on Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:10 am

Thanks. :) It's definitely going to be interesting to see what happens when Ty Lawson returns next season though. I'm guessing my assist numbers will drop as he'll be back starting at the point but having found a way to rack up a decent amount of assists while providing more of a scoring punch starting at the two, I believe I can make it work.
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13) - 2013 NBA Champi

Postby Martti. on Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:33 pm

Looking to capture a title myself, though I don't think it will be as easy cruising as it was for you. You seem to get more from your teammates.

I had 63 points, 12 rebounds and 21 assists in my debut and still it was a close game because my team can't defend. Having defensive anchor doesn't do anything.
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13) - 2013 NBA Champi

Postby Andrew on Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:28 pm

Your teammates will definitely prove to be a bit of a problem there. While teammate AI is better in NBA 2K13, I find that they are still prone to silly and/or selfish play offensively and at the other end, they have a tendency to play matador defense with a very vague concept of help defense.
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13) - 2013 NBA Champi

Postby tkdb17 on Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:31 pm

Passing Icon?

I'm guessing that would be one of the buttons you hold and it then shows the next button for each person on the court?

I really should read the manual :lol:

Well I've got 1 game left of Nov in mine and the bulls are currently undefeated so i'm clearly not that much of a hinderance.

As much as I like Derrick Rose, he hogs the ball a lot hehe and when i do get my hands on it and try to get some assists everyone just stands around staring at me like i'm crazy :?


You going to be starting the 2nd year anytime soon? Your story was the whole reason i joined the site :D
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13) - 2013 NBA Champi

Postby Andrew on Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:48 am

Yes, that's icon passing. NBA Live calls it direct passing, but it's the same concept.

That's flattering to hear, I appreciate it. :) I'll be starting it at some point, right now I'm working on roster updates for NBA Live 2005-08 to get them out as soon as possible, so I've put my gaming on hold for the moment. I'll also be posting an article over the main site with some reflections on MyCAREER mode, kind of a follow-up review, having played through an entire season.
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13) - 2013 NBA Champi

Postby Alphasim on Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:51 pm

I wish we could be in the same league; I want to use your player as a rival, a target for my player to shoot for. :) You're already well ahead of me so I have some catching up to do. 2K13 needs the ability to add created players to your MyCAREER, or import another player's character into your league.
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13) - 2013 NBA Champi

Postby Axel. on Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:17 pm

Andrew wrote:they have a tendency to play matador defense with a very vague concept of help defense.

That's the biggest problem I face with my teammates. When help defense is the clear solution to stopping the ball handler from scoring, they make a lazy attempt to block their shot at best. And don't even get me started on all the offensive boards they allow!
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13) - 2013 NBA Champi

Postby Andrew on Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:42 pm

Alphasim wrote:I wish we could be in the same league; I want to use your player as a rival, a target for my player to shoot for. :) You're already well ahead of me so I have some catching up to do. 2K13 needs the ability to add created players to your MyCAREER, or import another player's character into your league.


That's actually a really cool idea. Perhaps that's something that we could arrange ourselves once REDitor comes out, at least in a makeshift way.

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Andrew wrote:they have a tendency to play matador defense with a very vague concept of help defense.

That's the biggest problem I face with my teammates. When help defense is the clear solution to stopping the ball handler from scoring, they make a lazy attempt to block their shot at best. And don't even get me started on all the offensive boards they allow!


It makes up a lot of my "allow man to score" deductions, being overmatched by a faster, stronger or more skilled opponent, only to have my teammates stand aside and let him score if I'm beaten. Then there's getting that deduction because your opponent hits a ridiculous shot that you may have forced them into taking with the shot clock running down, but you're not quite close enough when they fire it up so you've "allowed" them to score.

MyCAREER has been a lot of fun so far, but there are definitely some frustrating elements that need to be cleaned up in future games.
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Postby Andrew on Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:49 pm

Needing a short break from the rosters, I ended up playing the first two games of the second season. Some rather interesting events, I'll have a proper update out soon enough but in the meantime look out for my follow-up thoughts on MyCAREER coming tomorrow.
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13) - 2013 NBA Champi

Postby Mark. on Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:38 am

Looking forward to see how you are faring in the next season (Y)
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13) - 2013 NBA Champi

Postby Andrew on Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:47 am

I'll probably play a few more games first and put together a little big of offseason coverage. In the meantime, here's the article I mentioned: Further Thoughts & Reflections on MyCAREER in NBA 2K13
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13) - 2013 NBA Champi

Postby tkdb17 on Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:39 pm

I'm 16 games into MyCareer and I've not once had a meeting with the GM.

How often have you spoke with your's and why?
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13) - 2013 NBA Champi

Postby Andrew on Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:16 am

Usually whenever I've received a "new GM sitdown topic" notification, just to see what it is. A couple of times I've spoken up in favour of another player or expressed support for George Karl.
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13) - 2013 NBA Champi

Postby tkdb17 on Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:55 pm

Well i may have to have my first chat. 49points, 21rebounds 2 assists, 1 block and 1 steal with 2:30 left of the forth quarter in a key game and i get put on the bench to watch the rest of the game :cry:

On a side note i really have to work on lowering my turnovers :(
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13) - 2013 NBA Champi

Postby FierceWildCat on Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:23 am

Wondering what's the rating of your Player... Around 80 or??
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13) - 2013 NBA Champi

Postby Andrew on Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:10 am

Yeah, I think I'm about a 79 overall at the moment.
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Postby FierceWildCat on Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:34 am

Must been 85+ if PC had Virtual Currency :(
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Postby tkdb17 on Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:12 am

Ah i'm xbox myself. Had spare MS points so got some of the VC to up avg out my weaker stats. i'm no more than 75/80 at anything but have far few stats that are 50 or less.

Think i'm 80/81

At work so can't confirm.

I'm actually toying with the idea of starting again. I can't tell if my games stats are out of wack. I'm on pro with default sliders, is there much change to MyCareer if i was to say go 'Simulation'?

Hows your 2nd Season going anyway? Much time to game?
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Postby Andrew on Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:01 am

Yeah, there's definitely a lot more grinding with the PC version. 79 overall isn't too bad considering I've only recently been on more of a scoring tear while still getting a healthy amount of assists. I feel that's still a significant jump, not too bad for a season's worth.

I haven't played any more games in the second season as yet, just those two I mentioned before. I'll pick it up again soon enough, just want to finish the roster updates first.
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13) - 2014 Season

Postby Andrew on Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:00 pm

Here's another update at last! A big update this time, but I hope you enjoy it. Be sure to check out video section as well as the "On track with A-Train" blog post, where I get a little meta. ;)

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2012 Offseason: Key Names Changing Addresses

Here is a round-up of all the key players who switched teams over the course of the 2012 offseason.

  • Nikola Pekovic signed with the Charlotte Bobcats
  • Corey Maggette, Richard Jefferson and Chris Andersen signed with the Chicago Bulls
  • Chris Paul signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Gilbert Arenas signed with the Los Angeles Clippers
  • Ray Allen signed with the Memphis Grizzlies
  • Vince Carter and Jermaine O'Neal signed with the Atlanta Hawks
  • Dwight Howard signed with the New Orleans Hornets
  • Nate Robinson signed with the Utah Jazz
  • Kenyon Martin signed with the New York Knicks
  • Stephen Jackson signed with the Los Angeles Lakers
  • Jarrett Jack signed with the Denver Nuggets
  • Aaron Brooks and Greg Oden signed with the Detroit Pistons
  • Andre Iguodala and Elton Brand signed with the San Antonio Spurs
  • Leandro Barbosa signed with the Portland Trail Blazers

Begley named Player of the Month as Nuggets dominate November

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DENVER, CO -- Denver Nuggets sophomore sensation Andrew Begley has been named Western Conference Player of the Month for November, the first time in his career that he has received the award. Last year's Finals MVP is joined by the star he overcame in last year's championship series, the Miami Heat's LeBron James, who was named Eastern Conference Player of the Month. Owen Brock of the Orlando Magic was named Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month, while Adrian Francis of the Houston Rockets is November's Western Conference Rookie of the Month.

Begley has continued the fine form he displayed in last year's NBA Finals, averaging 19.5 ppg, 7.5 rpg and a league leading 15.4 apg, while raising his field goal percentage to 62.7%, his three point shooting to 43.8% and free throw shooting to 96.6%, notably making 28 straight free throws (48 in a row dating back to last year's Playoffs) before his first miss against the Oklahoma City Thunder on November 30th.

Nuggets fans weren't sure what to expect after the surprising departure of last year's regular season MVP Andre Iguodala, who signed with the San Antonio Spurs in the offseason. However, Denver has rallied off an NBA record 17 straight wins to begin the season thanks in no small part to Begley, who was also last season's Rookie of the Year. So far, he has racked up three 20+ assist games, a 20-20 game and five triple doubles. He had a perfect night shooting the ball against the Orlando Magic on November 26th, going 10/10 from the field including 6/6 from downtown and 5/5 at the free throw line. He has also registered a double-double in all 17 games.

It seems as though the sky is the limit for the man known as A-Train and the Denver Nuggets, as they are early favourites to repeat as NBA Champions. It remains to be seen just how dominant they can be with a little over three quarters of the regular season remaining.

On Track With A-Train

Follow the life of an NBA player with the 2013 Rookie of the Year & Finals MVP, Aussie Andrew "A-Train" Begley!

November 30th, 2013

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A-Train and the Nuggets are flying high to begin the 2014 season

Not to get too cocky, but I think it's fair to say we're taking care of business.

After last year's historic 73-9 season and our first championship - still feels like a dream, by the way - it starts to feel like anything is possible. Still, coach warned us about the dangers of getting complacent and overconfident, as well as trying to do too much early on in a season that's very much a marathon, not a sprint. However, we started out hot and we've been on a roll ever since, nabbing yet another NBA record with our 17-0 start. Amazing.

I've been seeing a lot of hate directed at Andre Iguodala lately. I understand where you're all coming from and I love your passion, but for the record I can't share in that. We loved having Iggy here last year; he was the MVP, played a huge role in getting us the Larry O'Brien trophy and he's still a good friend. He made a tough decision but one that he felt was best for him, which is why we all shook his hand when we played the Spurs the other week. Of course, we still wanted to take them down and we did. Sorry, Iggy!

I'm honoured to win my first Player of the Month award. This is absolutely a team effort but I'm proud of the way I've been able to play out of the gate this year and contribute to this outstanding start we've had. Some of you have asked if I'm gunning for MVP myself this year, to go with my NBA Finals MVP trophy. Not really, I'm just doing whatever I can to help our team win. It's always flattering to get personal accolades in a league filled with so many stars, but getting another ring is what it's all about. It's safe to say we've all got a taste for it.

Am I stoked to be on the cover of NBA 2K14? Of course! I've played a fair bit of NBA 2K over the years, so it's surreal but awesome. I'm a PC guy so check out the PC cover below. Thanks for everyone who's been Tweeting me about my overall rating. I'm going to try and stay humble here but yeah, I could probably stand to be higher than 80 overall. Tweet the Insider, let your voice be heard! Also, a shoutout to the guys over at the NLSC, I've been a fan of that site since I was a teenager playing NBA Live.

Thanks as always for your support, you fans have been electric for the first month of the season, just as hyped as you were when we won the championship last year. We're looking to do it again, so don't tune out now! For now I'm off to Houston, but I'll be back soon with another blog.

- A-Train

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Andrew's 2013/2014 Season Stats (November 30th, 2013)

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171740.419.57.515.42.20.60.6270.4380.9662.82.8


2013/2014 Regular Season Record: 17-0

Andrew's 2012/2013 Season Stats (April 18th, 2013)

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826734.710.84.710.41.30.50.5170.3220.7933.52.2


Andrew's 2013 Playoff Stats (June 4th, 2013)

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181841.317.77.316.12.31.20.6510.4360.9294.03.0


2013 First Round

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4440.814.04.519.03.00.80.6420.2501.0003.82.3


2013 Second Round

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4441.015.39.017.53.01.80.6440.1670.6674.82.8


2013 Western Conference Finals

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5541.013.48.214.21.60.80.6450.3330.8003.02.4


2013 NBA Finals

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5542.227.07.414.61.81.60.6620.5381.0004.64.4


2013 Playoffs Record: 16-2

2012/2013 Regular Season Record: 73-9

2013/2014 Game Log

November 30th, 2013: 41 minutes, 22 points, 9 rebounds, 21 assists, 4 steals, 9/13 FG, 3/5 3PT (117-96 win over the Thunder)
November 28th, 2013: 41 minutes, 24 points, 10 rebounds, 16 assists, 3 steals, 1 block, 11/15 FG (127-102 win over the Mavericks)
November 26th, 2013: 41 minutes, 31 points, 9 rebounds, 14 assists, 3 steals, 10/10 FG, 6/6 3PT, 5/5 FT (145-94 win over the Magic)
November 24th, 2013: 40 minutes, 20 points, 4 rebounds, 18 assists, 8/10 FG, 4/4 3PT (128-113 win over the Knicks)
November 23rd, 2013: 39 minutes, 11 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists (134-89 win over the Nets)
November 21st, 2013: 41 minutes, 33 points, 10 rebounds, 13 assists, 1 steal, 2 blocks, 14/23 FG (129-105 win over the Clippers)
November 18th, 2013: 41 minutes, 22 points, 7 rebounds, 18 assists, 1 steal, 1 block (125-108 win over the Lakers)
November 16th, 2013: 41 minutes, 22 points, 4 rebounds, 11 assists, 5 steals (131-88 win over the Rockets)
November 14th, 2013: 41 minutes, 13 points, 6 rebounds, 12 assists, 1 steal, 1 block (121-92 win over the Spurs)
November 12th, 2013: 41 minutes, 19 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists, 2 steals, 1 block (127-95 win over the Bulls)
November 11th, 2013: 41 minutes, 27 points, 5 rebounds, 17 assists (136-93 win over the Bucks)
November 9th, 2013: 41 minutes, 15 points, 7 rebounds, 19 assists, 1 steal, 1 block (122-94 win over the Bulls)
November 8th, 2013: 41 minutes, 14 points, 5 rebounds, 21 assists, 3 steals, 1 block (119-78 win over the Pistons)
November 6th, 2013: 41 minutes, 11 points, 6 rebounds, 21 assists, 4 steals (112-104 win over the Raptors)
November 4th, 2013: 41 minutes, 15 points, 11 rebounds, 14 assists (122-97 win over the Raptors)
November 2nd, 2013: 41 minutes, 17 points, 8 rebounds, 16 assists, 5 steals (143-93 win over the Trail Blazers)
November 1st, 2013: 40 minutes, 16 points, 4 rebounds, 11 assists, 1 steal (112-94 win over the Hornets)

Video Highlights

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Kenneth Faried gets the lucky bounce, so A-Train gets the assist

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Player of the Game Highlight Reel vs the Los Angeles Clippers

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Highlight Reel vs the Los Angeles Clippers

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Player of the Game Highlight Reel vs the Orlando Magic

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Highlight Reel vs the Orlando Magic

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Player of the Game Highlight Reel vs the Dallas Mavericks

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Highlight Reel vs the Dallas Mavericks

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Player of the Game Highlight Reel vs the Oklahoma City Thunder

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Highlight Reel vs the Oklahoma City Thunder

Around the NBA

Standings through November 30th, 2013

WEST

1. Denver Nuggets (17-0)
2. Oklahoma City Thunder (12-5)
3. Houston Rockets (10-4)
4. Utah Jazz (8-7)
5. Minnesota Timberwolves (9-8)
6. Portland Trail Blazers (8-8)
7. Phoenix Suns (7-9)
8. Memphis Grizzlies (7-9)
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9. San Antonio Spurs (6-8)
10. New Orleans Hornets (7-10)
11. Sacramento Kings (6-9)
12. Los Angeles Lakers (6-9)
13. Los Angeles Clippers (6-9)
14. Golden State Warriors (5-12)
15. Dallas Mavericks (4-11)

EAST

1. Philadelphia 76ers (12-3)
2. Cleveland Cavaliers (9-5)
3. Washington Wizards (9-5)
4. Miami Heat (9-6)
5. Detroit Pistons (8-6)
6. Atlanta Hawks (8-6)
7. Milwaukee Bucks (9-7)
8. Brooklyn Nets (8-8)
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9. Toronto Raptors (8-9)
10. Chicago Bulls (8-9)
11. Indiana Pacers (7-9)
12. New York Knicks (7-9)
13. Charlotte Bobcats (6-8)
14. Boston Celtics (4-11)
15. Orlando Magic (2-13)

Leaders through November 30th, 2013

POINTS

1. Dwyane Wade, MIA (28.6 ppg)
2. Kevin Durant, OKC (27.1 ppg)
3. LeBron James, MIA (27.0 ppg)
4. Carmelo Anthony, NYK (26.6 ppg)
5. Kobe Bryant, LAL (26.3 ppg)

REBOUNDS

1. Kevin Love, MIN (11.4 rpg)
2. Kevin Garnett, BOS (11.3 rpg)
3. Kenneth Faried, DEN (10.8 rpg)
4. Dwight Howard, NO (10.5 rpg)
5. Jamaal Mullin, CLE (10.4 rpg)

ASSISTS

1. Andrew Begley, DEN (15.4 apg)
2. Kyle Lowry, TOR (11.4 apg)
3. Goran Dragic, PHO (11.0 apg)
4. Chris Paul, CLE (9.3 apg)
5. Ricky Rubio, MIN (8.9 apg)

STEALS

1. Stephen Curry, GSW (2.4 spg)
2. Ricky Rubio, MIN (2.4 spg)
3. Andrew Begley, DEN (2.4 spg)
4. Kyle Lowry, TOR (2.1 spg)
5. Tyreke Evans, SAC (2.0 spg)

BLOCKS

1. Al Jefferson, UTA (2.5 bpg)
2. Brook Lopez, BKN (2.4 bpg)
3. Greg Oden, DET (2.2 bpg)
4. Dwight Howard, NO (2.1 bpg)
5. DeAndre Jordan, LAC (2.0 bpg)

FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE

1. Kenneth Faried, DEN (0.709)
2. JaVale McGee, DEN (0.688)
3. Andrew Begley, DEN (0.627)
4. Ty Lawson, DEN (0.615)
5. Dwight Howard, NO (0.614)

THREE POINT PERCENTAGE

1. Jordan Hamilton, DEN (0.613)
2. Randy Foye, UTA (0.607)
3. Danilo Gallinari, DEN (0.600)
4. Chandler Parsons, HOU (0.587)
5. Devin Harris, ATL (0.571)

FREE THROW PERCENTAGE

1. Jamal Crawford, LAC (0.981)
2. Stephen Curry, GS (0.979)
3. Andrew Begley, DEN (0.966)
4. Jodie Meeks, LAL (0.957)
5. Drew Gooden, MIL (0.939)

Noteworthy Injuries

Jrue Holiday, PHI (Broken Wrist, 6-8 Weeks)
Ben Gordon, DET (Torn MCL, Season)
Marquie Teague, CHI (Broken Hand, 2-4 Weeks)
Dion Waiters, CLE (Sprained Neck, 1-2 Weeks)
Ray Allen, MEM (Broken Ankle, 4-6 Weeks)
Hakim Warrick, NO (Broken Ankle, 4-6 Weeks)
Marcus Thornton, SAC (Torn MCL, Season)
Stephen Jackson, LAL (Broken Jaw, 2-4 Weeks)
Chris Kaman, DAL (Broken Back, 4-6 Weeks)
Danilo Gallinari, DEN (Broken Hand, 1-2 Weeks)
Tayshaun Prince, DET (Broken Foot, 6-8 Weeks)

2013/2014 Transactions

Pacers trade: George Hill, '14 Second Round Pick
Hawks trade: Jeff Teague
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Postby Mark. on Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:35 am

Wow at your November numbers. Surely on track vfor MVP this season.
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Postby Andrew on Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:47 am

I am actually shooting for it. ;) I'm pretty pleased with the start, though I'm kicking myself over missing that free throw so close to knocking down 50 in a row going back to last season.
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Postby tkdb17 on Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:04 am

Damn man, 1 month of your second season already. I've only just finished the all-star weekend of my rookie season lol

And yes some crazy numbers dude!
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Postby Andrew on Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:07 am

It definitely speaks to how much I've enjoyed it so far. Hopefully, I'll have gotten a few seasons in by the time NBA 2K14 comes out. Thanks for checking in!
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Postby tkdb17 on Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:00 am

Believe me if i had it on PC i'd be as far as yourself maybe further. Sadly i'm xbox and the otherhalf would probably leave me if i completely took over the TV :twisted: So 1 sometimes 2 games a day for me lol

Keep up the story mate, brilliant so far!
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Postby Andrew on Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:30 am

Understandable. :lol: Thanks again for the kind words!
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Postby shadowgrin on Wed May 08, 2013 10:56 am

I find this unbelievable (73 wins!) yet entertaining at the same time. (Y)
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That's more or less how I feel about it. :lol:
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13) - 2014 Season

Postby Solaris Phase Two on Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:24 am

Vinsanity to the hawks and o'neal i like that
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13) - 2014 Season

Postby Bella on Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:32 pm

What happened to this MyCareer? Is it over?
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13) - 2014 Season

Postby Andrew on Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:41 am

I might pick it up again for a bit before NBA 2K14 comes out, but I've simply been playing/doing other things.
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13) - 2014 Season

Postby Bella on Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:50 pm

Ok. That's a pity, I really enjoyed it.
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13) - 2014 Season

Postby Andrew on Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:41 pm

Appreciate it. :)
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13) - 2014 Season

Postby dascoot on Sun Oct 06, 2013 2:31 am

your player has got some mad skillz. i love it. Denver winning the NBA finals. Your passing, scoring and dunking are amazing. you do amazing posts. The highlights are great. I want to learn how to make videos showing highlights of my player in association or myplayer mode.
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13) - 2014 Season

Postby Andrew on Sun Oct 06, 2013 12:32 pm

Thanks. :) As far as the videos are concerned, I haven't been doing anything special. I've just been capturing the player highlights/Player of the Game highlights and chucking them up on YouTube.
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13) - 2014 Season

Postby Andrew on Thu May 26, 2016 11:40 am

So, I'm not bringing this back or anything (most likely), but I did write about it in this week's Monday Tip-Off: http://www.nba-live.com/monday-tip-off- ... -mycareer/

I've also included a bit of an update on the games I didn't end up covering here, after I let the thread lapse. I have to admit that I did end up playing a couple of games afterwards. Again, I probably won't go back to it regularly, but this is why you keep saved games: you never know when you may want to dust them off again.
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