The Phoenix Suns' Devin Booker could be you beat in this championship. As the No. 5 seed, he seemed strong from the opener against Michael Porter Jr.. He'll battle No. 13 seed Rui Hachimura who held off No. 4 Donovan Mitchell at the closest match of the NBA 2K Players Tournament bracket up to now.
The last matchup of the quarterfinals will comprise two men capable of speaking some garbage, but who proved they've got serious skills on 2K. Patrick Beverly destroyed and demoralized his first-round opponent Hassan Whiteside. Andre Drummond took down DeMarcus Cousins at the final match of their first round, and did so by 52 points!
When most games kept up the theme of one player dominating and lots of trash talk, audiences finally got to see a game go down to the final buzzer. Here's a look at which players moved on to the quarterfinals.
The Sunday 2K Tournament schedule tipped off in p.m. Eastern Time with Montrezl Harrell contrary to Damontas Sabonis on ESPN2. That made things interesting to watch since they made remarks about their teammates throughout the game. "This match is rigged," Sabonis said when Myles Turner was too slow to chase a player on a fast break. By the fourth quarter, Harrell had expanded to a 60-37 lead as Sabonis was unable to discover any success with his own shots. Harrell maintained up the lead as Sabonis eventually dropped, 73-51.
The next matchup of the night was the tournament's best up to now. It had been No. 4 seed Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz and No. 13 seed Rui Hachimura from the Washington Wizards. Hachimura went together with the Los Angeles Lakers and Mitchell went together with the Brooklyn Nets. Obviously, Mitchell had Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant to use almost, but that would not be true in real life for the Nets. The two players had a competitive first quarter, trading baskets, with Hachimura up 19-17 in the end. At the next Mitchell joked about Joe Harris guarding LeBron with"I love you Joe Harris, but I don't think that's the matchup I need," before switching that defensive assignment up.