There have been few presentation additions made to the first spherical of the “NBA 2K” Players Tournament, and the lack of TV bells and whistles from ESPN appeared like a concerted effort to make the occasion really feel considerably like watching the gamers compete in a non-public front room battle.

It was an imperfect broadcast, however one which most likely supplied sufficient to carry viewers again for extra. Fans in spite of everything are ravenous to see their favourite gamers do something basketball associated.

The quarterfinals start Thursday evening on ESPN 2 at 7 p.m. Here is all you’ll want to find out about watching the Players Tournament this week:

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What time is the ‘NBA 2K’ tournament immediately?

The quarterfinals of the “NBA 2K” Players Tournament start at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, April 9 with the first match between Devin Book and Rui Hachimura. The final match of the spherical is scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. ET with Andre Drummond vs. Patrick Beverley.

TV schedule, live stream for players-only quarterfinals

As it did in the first spherical of the tournament, ESPN holds unique rights to the live broadcast. It will present each Thursday quarterfinals contest on ESPN2, beginning at 7 p.m. with a duel between Devin Booker and Rui Hachimura.

Viewers can stream the tournament live on-line utilizing the Watch ESPN app. It is not going to be obtainable live on Twitch or YouTube.

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Thursday, April 9

Matchup Start time TV channel
Devin Booker vs. Rui Hachimura 7 p.m. ESPN2
Montrezl Harrell vs. Derrick Jones Jr. eight p.m. ESPN2
Trae Young vs. DeAndre Ayton 9 p.m. ESPN2
Andre Drummond vs. Patrick Beverley 10 p.m. ESPN2

Teams banned from use

  • Devin Booker can now not use the Bucks.
  • Rui Hachimura can now not use the Lakers.
  • Montrezl Harrell can now not use the Clippers.
  • Derrick Jones Jr. can now not use the Bucks.
  • Trae Young can now not use the Bucks.
  • DeAndre Ayton can now not use the Rockets.
  • Andre Drummond can now not use the Lakers.
  • Patrick Beverley can now not use the Bucks.

‘NBA 2K’ tournament outcomes

Only one sport was determined by fewer than 10 factors as the good “NBA 2K” gamers separated from the very unhealthy ones.

Hopefully extra quarterfinals video games will resemble the all the way down to the wire thriller between Donovan Mitchell and Rui Hachimura from Sunday.

Round 1

Matchup Winner Result
Kevin Durant vs. Derrick Jones Jr. Derrick Jones Jr. 78-62
Zach Lavine vs. Deandre Ayton Deandre Ayton 57-41
Trae Young vs. Harrison Barnes Trae Young 101-59
Hassan Whiteside vs. Patrick Beverley Patrick Beverley 84-54
Donovan Mitchell vs. Rui Hachimura Rui Hachimura 74-71
Devin Booker vs. Michael Porter Jr. Devin Booker 85-75
Andre Drummond vs. DeMarcus Cousins Andre Drummond 101-49
Montrezl Harrell vs. Domantas Sabonis Montrezl Harrell 73-51

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