The NBA 2K Players Tournament started with a bang Friday night on ESPN.

No. 16 seed Derrick Jones Jr. upset No. 1 seed Kevin Durant 78-62 to lead off the evening. Jones and Durant faced off in a tense matchup.

Sitting at their homes in Miami and New York, respectively, Jones and Durant competed in a 24-minute game that ended with Jones defeating the Brooklyn Nets superstar.

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Throughout the night, players discussed their home lives amid the coronavirus pandemic that has many Americans, including these players, complying with stay-at-home orders to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Durant, who is recovering from an Achilles tendon injury suffered in the 2019 NBA Finals, said he has not touched a ball “in a while,” while Jones said he has been trying to keep his basketball skills sharp by shooting around on the roof of his Florida home.

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