NBA fans finally saw basketball on Friday night for the first time since operations in the COVID-19 pandemic ceased.
It wasn’t what we’re used to, but it was definitely entertaining.
The first four matchups of the NBA 2K Players Tournament took place on Friday night on ESPN and immediately caused some exciting surprises.
The first matchup of the tournament gave us a huge fight in real life.
Miami Heat striker Derrick Jones Jr. competed with the Milwaukee Bucks against Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant, who used the Los Angeles Clippers.
However, Durant could not do justice to the No. 1 seed he received.
Jones prevailed against Durant 78-62 in the first round and knocked him out of the tournament on the first night.
Durant took the early lead, although Jones had fought back to take an easy lead at half-time. While the commentary between the two was entertaining in the first half, fans seemed much more interested in the incredible view that Durant had from his apartment in New York.
Jones then exploded in the third quarter, quickly building a 15-point lead with the Bucks. Until then, it was far too late for Durant to make a comeback. Jones, who was sitting in his bedroom with a hoodie over his head and a full shoe rack behind him, drove to the 16-point victory.
With the win, Jones will advance to the quarter-finals and compete against either Montrezl Harrell or Domantas Sabonis.
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