The NBA season is indefinitely suspended due to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but you can still watch some (virtual) basketball Friday night.
Sixteen NBA players are set to compete in a single-elimination "NBA 2K20" tournament beginning Friday and culminating April 11. The players are seeded Nos. 1 through 16, competing Friday and Saturday for a spot in Tuesday's quarterfinals. The tournament's winner will earn $100,000 from 2K, the NBA and NBPA to be donated to an organization aiding in coronavirus relief efforts.
Kings forward Harrison Barnes comes in as the 15-seed, and he will square off against Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young on Friday.
“I am excited for this opportunity to play basketball, a game that I love, in the virtual form and to provide entertainment to fans worldwide during this time of uncertainty,” Barnes said in a statement. “This unique opportunity allows us to use our platform to give back and donate to organizations providing vital services during this pandemic.”
Here's how to watch Barnes play Young on Friday night online and on TV:
Here's the full schedule for Friday night's games:
Kevin Durant (1) vs. Derrick Jones Jr. (16); 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT, ESPN
Zach LaVine (7) vs. DeAndre Ayton (10); 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT, ESPN
Trae Young (2) vs. Harrison Barnes (15); 9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. PT, ESPN
Hassan Whiteside (3) vs. Patrick Beverley (14); 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT, ESPN