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Team Jabberwock vs Team Vorpal Swords
Team Jabberwock vs Team Vorpal Swords
Type Streetball
Winner Vorpal Sword
Final Score 91 - 92
Teams
Team Jabberwock Team Vorpal Swords
Notable players
Team Jabberwock Nash Gold Jr.
Jason Silver
Team Vorpal Swords Seijūrō Akashi
Daiki Aomine
Shintarō Midorima
Ryōta Kise
Atsushi Murasakibara
Taiga Kagami
Tetsuya Kuroko
Duration
Manga Chapters 277 - 283
Navigation
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Team Jabberwock vs Team Vorpal Swords is a streetball match between Japan's basketball geniuses, Team Vorpal Swords - which consists of the Generation of Miracles, Kuroko and Kagami - against USA streetball geniuses, Team Jabberwock. It is a revenge match proposed by Kagetora Aida. (Needs editing still..)

GameEdit

1st QuarterEdit

Aomine makes the first score

Aomine makes the first basket

The game commences with the jump ball between Murasakibara and Silver. To the shock of Silver, Murasakibara won the tip-off and the ball goes to Akashi, who makes an alley-oop to Aomine, who dunks, scoring the first points of the match.[1] Kise stops Jabberwock's counterattack and steals the ball back for his team, passing it to Akashi who, again, passes it to Aomine. Aomine is marked by a Jabberwock player but passes him with little difficulty and dunks the ball, much to the Jabberwock player's surprise.[2]

Akashi pressures Gold

Akashi pressures Gold

Team Vorpal Swords are in the lead with the score of 15 - 9 through a self alley-oop reverse dunk by Aomine. Jabberwock begins their counterattack with Gold's possession of the ball. Gold dribbles but is marked by Akashi, who tries to stop him.[3] Gold labels Akashi a monkey before trying to pass him, but to Gold's surprise, he is unable to do so, thus passing the ball to his teammate instead, who goes for a dunk but is stopped by Murasakibara. After stealing the ball, Murasakibara passes it to Midorima, who after being mocked, succeeds in scoring his full court three-pointer. The first quarter ends with the score of 20 - 16, with Team Vorpal Swords in the lead.[4]

BreakEdit

Determined Silver

Silver is determined to crush his opponents

The audience cheers on for the three who are in the lead, but Kagetora notes that even though they are in the lead, the gap is not big. Team Jabberwock keeps scoring as well and by the looks of the team's fatigue, Jabberwock is much stronger than they have imagined. However, the team is not discouraged as Aomine tells everyone that Jabberwock is the type of opponent he likes to play against.[5]

On Jabberwock's bench, Gold expresses his surprise of the opposing team's strength. He never thought that Japan would have such players, but even so, they are still at the level of the monkeys. Gold calls out to Silver who agrees with him and decides to teach Team Vorpal Swords a lesson.[6]

2nd QuarterEdit

Silver passes Aomine

Silver passes Aomine

The second quarter begins with Jabberwock's counterattack. Gold passes the ball to Silver, but just as Murasakibara was about to block him, Jabberwock uses a screen to stop him. Silver receives the ball and finds himself in a one-on-one battle against Aomine. Silver notes that it doesn't matter who he is up against because he will win against anyone. Silver dribbles and manages to pass Aomine, to everyone's surprise.[7] Silver is then marked by Murasakibara, who tries to stop his dunk but is overpowered by Silver. The audience is shocked as Silver mocks both Aomine and Murasakibara for not being able to stop him.

Double-handed windmill dunk

Two-handed windmill Dunk

The game continues and Silver even manages to stop Akashi's shot. He steals the ball and passes it to Gold, who immediately passes the ball back as Silver runs to the hoop, being followed by Kise and Midorima who try to stop him. Silver mocks both Kise and Midorima before doing a two-handed windmill lane up dunk.[8] This surprises not just the audience but also Kagami, who explains the complexity of performing the move. Silver mocks Team Vorpal Swords again for being unable to stop him.

Kagami and Aomine stop Silver

Kagami and Aomine stop Silver's advances

The game continues but Silver manages to stop all of Team Vorpal Swords' counterattacks. Finally, Vorpal Swords call for a time-out when the score is 24 - 33 in favour of Jabberwock. Kagetora notes that even though the team is balanced, they will have to change the line-up by substituting Akashi and Midorima for Kuroko and Kagami to boost up the team's strength for stopping Silver's advances. Murasakibara disagrees, saying he can stop him on his own, but after Akashi's persuasion, he agrees as the team heads back onto the court.[9] As Jabberwock notices Kuroko on the court, they mock Vorpal Swords for already giving up on the game due to putting such a weak player in.

Kuroko proves himself

Kuroko's Ignite Pass

The game begins with Silver's possession of the ball as Murasakibara marks him. Silver has difficulty passing Murasakibara but when he does, he is marked by Kagami who tries to stop his dunk. Not being able to stop him alone, Aomine jumps and helps Kagami steal the ball from Silver, finally stopping him from scoring.[10] Murasakibara receives the ball and passes it to his teammate, which Jabberwock mocks as nobody is there. It was then Gold notices Kuroko's presence on the court, shocking him as the latter uses his Ignite Pass Kai to pass the ball further to the basket, proving his worth.[11]

Kuroko then passes the ball to Kise, who is subsequently met by Gold. Aomine appears to have come and back him up, while being marked by number 7 at the same time.[12] Although the situation seems to be a 2-on-2, Kise then passes the ball opposite of Aomine's direction; towards Kagami, and revealing that it was actually a 3-on-2 situation. Kagami proceeds to dunk the ball, earning two points for Vorpal Swords. Takao comments that everyone's movements are synchronized. Meanwhile, Silver asks his teammates to pass him the ball, determined to crush Vorpal Swords into pieces.[13]

As Silver gains possession of the ball, Kagami and Murasakibara immediately double-team him, with Murasakibara adding that he doesn't want to work with Kagami since it's annoying, and that he's just doing this in order to win, which effectively seems to piss Kagami off. Silver shouts that this kind of defense will not stop him, and surpasses the double team with a fast drive. However, Aomine quickly intercepts the ball, saying that he knew Silver wasn't the type to pass, and that people like him are extremely easy to read.[14]

Aomine is then up against a double team, but Kuroko calls out to him to pass the ball to him. Although having the intentions to face the double team on his own, Aomine decides to pass to Kuroko instead, catching his opponents by surprise not only with his action, but with Kuroko's misdirection as well.[15] Kuroko then passes the ball to Kise, who successfully dunks the ball. The second quarter then ends, with 36 - 40 in favour of Jabberwock.[16]

Silver vents his anger on the bench, determined to crush Vorpal Swords in the second half of the game. Gold then tells him to shut up, before telling him that he will penetrate their defenses, and even give him more opportunities to score. Meanwhile, at Vorpal Swords, as they watch Jabberwock arguing, Wakamatsu notes how Jabberwock's play style and pressure is better than theirs. Kagetora then reminds the team to not let their guard down as Jabberwock might not even be playing at their hardest yet. Midorima notes that Nash is a formidable opponent, while Akashi stayed silent.[17]

3rd QuarterEdit

Gold's 'Magician' Pass

Gold's skill

As the third quarter begins, Kise and Aomine notices the atmosphere around Gold has changed. Kise, who is marking him, immediately goes into full-defense mode, but is unable to react to Gold's pass despite being on full alert.[18] Jabberwock then makes the first score of the third quarter. It is then revealed by Akashi that Gold's pass has no preliminary movement, which makes the situation seem that there is no way to stop Gold's passes. Kagetora notes that Jabberwock do not play like streetball players, since disguising preliminary movement requires intensive training and practicing, and this kind of skill can only be acquired through rigorous training from a young age.[19]

Silver manages to react abnormally fast to Kuroko and Kagami's alley-oop and blocks the ball, his reaction time shocking Riko. Gold passes the ball to Silver once more, catching Kise and Aomine off-guard, and is unable to react in time to intercept it. Silver dunks the ball over Murasakibara with more power than before, injuring him in the process.[20] Kagami then realises that Silver also possesses Animal Instinct as well, but on a whole other level as compared to his and Aomine's. Gold then mocks Vorpal Swords, saying that he will give them a real taste of despair. Within less than two minutes into the third quarter, the point difference has widened to 10 points.[21]

When the situation seems to have become bleak, Kuroko is substituted by Akashi. While Takao suggests that Akashi bring everyone into the Zone just like he did during Winter Cup, Kagetora replies that it is impossible, with two reasons; the first one being that everyone will become exhausted and will not last till the end of the game if they went into the Zone, and the second, for some reason, Akashi's abilities are being nullified by Gold, since it was revealed he had intended to everyone into Zone with perfect passes earlier on but failed.[22] Akashi then states that while he cannot bring them into the Zone, they can secure victory if they can keep Gold and Silver under control. He decides to mark Gold, while instructing Murasakibara to not focus on Silver, but on number 6 and 7 instead. He then tells Aomine and Kise that only they have the ability to stop Silver completely.

Aomine and Kise team up against Silver

Aomine and Kise team up against Silver

As the match resumes, Aomine comments how he never thought he would be teaming up with Kise once more ever since their time at Teiko, with Kise replying how nothing goes as planned in reality. While Silver notices how the Aomine and Kise's auras has completely changed, Aomine tells Kise to not drag him down, in which Kise replies, alright. Aomine then forces his way into Zone like how he usually does when he faces a strong opponent, and Kise activates his Perfect Copy. Both of them then tell Silver that the match is just getting started.

Aomine and Kise pressure Silver

Aomine and Kise pressure Silver

Aomine and Kise successfully pressures Silver with their double team, while in Zone and Perfect Copy respectively. Gold notes that while Kise is not in the zone, both of them are on the same level. Izuki, Koganei, Mitobe and Tsuchida watch from the broadcast in awe, realising that this is the strongest double team that ever existed, and there was no way for Jabberwock to get the ball.

Aomine outruns Silver

Aomine outruns Silver

During the match, when Akashi has possession of the ball, Riko confirms that due to Gold's presence, he is unable to make his teammates enter the Zone. Kise calls for Akashi to pass the ball to him, and proceeds to work with Aomine once more. They gain yet another score with Aomine's signature formless shot. As Team Vorpal Swords cheer, Wakamatsu recalls how Kise went against Aomine in the Interhigh, regarding Kise as 'a copy of the strongest', and how there seem to be two Aomine's on the court, while Kagami notes how Aomine and Kise are completely in sync. Momoi then reminisces about their time in Teiko, and how Aomine and Kise have been always going up against each other. Seeing them currently working together in synchronisation, Momoi begins to cry, happy that the tension between the both of them has dissolved. Kuroko begins to cheer for Aomine and Kise.

Meanwhile, on the court, Gold begins to understand Vorpal Swords's current formation, and notes that while Murasakibara's defense range is indeed large, it is still not enough to stop his own pass from getting through. Jabberwock's number 7 then gains posession of the ball, proceeding to carry out a shooting technique extremely similar to Hyūga's Barrier Jumper. Hyūga notes that number 7's back step is much more tedious than his. Kagetora remarks that Silver is not the only basketball genius among Jabberwock.

Vorpal Swords realise what Kise is about to do

The team realises what Kise is about to do

Soon after, Kise casually tells Aomine that double-teaming Silver is a little too much, and asks if he could leave Silver to Kise. Aomine thinks for a bit, before agreeing to it, but not without telling Kise that if he does a bad job at it, they will be back to double-teaming. Kise then provokes Silver, telling him that he alone is just enough. Everyone else in Vorpal Swords realises what was going on, and Momoi asks if Aomine and Kise are taking this too lightly. Kagetora replies that the light-hearted conversation earlier on was to trick Jabberwock into thinking that they are not being taken seriously by Aomine and Kise, when in actuality, Kise had realised that double-teaming Silver takes an abnormally huge toll on their stamina and will be exhausted before the crucial moment in the match if they kept this up, and so decided that in order to preserve Aomine's stamina, he sacrifices his own by taking on Silver alone, all for the sake of Vorpal Swords's victory.

Kise's Zone

Kise enters the Zone

Having been provoked, Silver seems to have lost his composure, as Kise was able to catch up to him and block him with Aomine's agility and Murasakibara's block. As he faces Silver once more, Kise was able to outrun him, his agility now even faster than Aomine's, while thinking to himself that while whatever he was going to do annoys him since it's tiring, he won't have any doubts if this is the only way to secure victory. Silver catches up with Kise just as the latter was about to dunk. While fighting the air battle, Kise has a flashback of his conversation with Kasamatsu that took place before the match. Kasamatsu tells him to win, not for the sake of revenge, but to show them everything they have done for basketball. Determined to win, Kise successfully dunks over Silver, revealing that he has finally entered the Zone. Midorima comments that while this will not last long, Kise, with Zone and Perfect Copy, is currently the strongest player on the court.

As the match continues, it is shown that Akashi converses with his second personality inside of him. He asks his other self to lend him his power, as they need the power of the Eye in order to win. His other self replies in doubt, saying that if it fails, the team will be destroyed. When the buzzer sounds, signalling the end of the 3rd quarter, with a score of 60 - 70 in Jabberwock's favour, Akashi says that it's fine, and that they will no longer see each other as enemies. His other self then agrees to it, asking him to let him fight for the sake of the team's victory.

4th QuarterEdit

Akashi intercepts Gold's pass

Akashi intercepts Gold's pass

When the fourth quarter begins, Kise attempts to shoot another High Projectile Three, but fails as his exhaustion finally gets the better of him. Kise is then substituted by Midorima, and while he is being helped by Akashi to the bench, he criticises himself for being so weak, for not being able to score one more basket. Akashi denies his comments, telling him that he has done well and leave the rest to him, while addressing Kise as Ryōta. Kise and Midorima then realise Akashi has changed to his second personality.

Jabberwock mocks Vorpal Swords, saying that all their hard work is meaningless and that the results will never change. Akashi replies that they should be more worried about themselves, and compared to the rest of them, Kise has done more than enough, and that even so, their efforts would not be meaningless. As Gold proceeds to do another magic pass, Akashi uses his Emperor Eye and intercepts the ball before it could leave Gold's hand. As everyone is thrown into shock, Akashi tells Gold to lower his head as he is absolute.

Jabberwock restarted the play with Gold on the ball; he noticed Akashi has become different. Gold starts his move with a high speed crossover, but Akashi reacted and kept up with him. Gold immediately cut back into a fadeaway jump shot, but before he can even put the ball up, Akashi swept it away. Gold guessed correctly that Akashi has the eyes to see the future.

Vorpal Swords' counter attack, with Akashi doing an ankle break on a Jabberwock like nothing happened. He attacked the rim but faced a Jabberwock en route, so he passed to an open Kagami in the paint for a strong jam, but the jam attempt was blocked by Silver. Midorima was double teamed on the next play, leaving Kagami open, so Akashi passes to him, but Silver's fast reflexes allow himself to catch up, hence Kagami passes back to Akashi, which he then quickly threw a lob for Murasakibara that was deemed too fast for Silver to block. Murasakibara finishes the play with a left handed jam. Score is now 62 - 70.

Jabberwock's possession, Gold avoided Akashi's Emperor Eye attack with a forced pass, and he thought to face Akashi now, he has to use his real thing and not dirty tricks. Next, a Jabberwock scored and it's back to a 10 point lead for Jabberwocks. Vorpal Swords takes a timeout, Kagetora said that they should not attack from outside shots for now, but Akashi said that he wants to take a gamble with Midorima using 3-pointers. Midorima smiled and agreed to it, saying that he should not be underestimated and, his shots will not miss.

The game restarts, as usual Midorima is double teamed. However, he starts to jump with a shooting position, as the 2 Jabberwocks are surprised to this. Akashi passes accurately to Midorima's hands and the latter immediately fires a quick 3 with Kagami thinking it's a forced shot and hence won't go in, but it went in, making Kagami surprised. This is the same move he used before, Sky Direct 3-pointer, but with a different passer in Akashi. Midorima then executes it again and scored.

Jabberwocks then attacked again, but their pass is stolen by Aomine, who then passes to an open Midorima. The latter then fires a 3 pointer from beyond half court and it goes in. The score is now 71 - 74, the lead is cut to 3. Next possession, Gold faces Akashi, still with Emperor Eye, and then said that he miscalculated Akashi for having Emperor Eye and he activated his own Emperor Eye.

AftermathEdit

Team Vorpal Swords won.

ReferencesEdit

  1. EXTRA GAME chapter 2, page 44
  2. EXTRA GAME chapter 3, page 9
  3. EXTRA GAME chapter 3, page 12
  4. EXTRA GAME chapter 3, page 17
  5. EXTRA GAME chapter 3, page 19
  6. EXTRA GAME chapter 3, page 22
  7. EXTRA GAME chapter 3, page 25
  8. EXTRA GAME chapter 3, page 33
  9. EXTRA GAME chapter 3, page 40
  10. EXTRA GAME chapter 3, page 45
  11. EXTRA GAME chapter 3, page 47
  12. EXTRA GAME chapter 4, page 3
  13. EXTRA GAME chapter 4, page 8
  14. EXTRA GAME chapter 4, page 11
  15. EXTRA GAME chapter 4, page 12
  16. EXTRA GAME chapter 4, page 15
  17. EXTRA GAME chapter 4, page 19
  18. EXTRA GAME chapter 4, page 24
  19. EXTRA GAME chapter 4, page 28
  20. EXTRA GAME chapter 4, page 33
  21. EXTRA GAME chapter 4, page 35
  22. EXTRA GAME chapter 4, page 40

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