Beverley is one of eight NBA players set to play Thursday in the quarterfinal round of the league’s players-only NBA 2K video-game tournament. The round, which will be broadcast on ESPN2 beginning at 4 p.m. PDT, originally was scheduled for Tuesday but will now be played closer to Saturday’s semifinal and championship rounds, a league spokeswoman said.
Coming off a first-round upset of Portland’s Hassan Whiteside, the 14th-seeded Beverley became the favorite to win the tournament, according to multiple oddsmakers. He faces sixth-seeded Andre Drummond of Cleveland. Beverley’s Clippers teammate, center Montrezl Harrell, also advanced into the quarterfinals, where he will play 16th-seeded Derrick Jones Jr. of Miami, who upset top-seeded Kevin Durant in the first round.
The other quarterfinal matchups feature fifth-seeded Devin Booker of Phoenix against 13th-seeded Rui Hachimura of Washington and second-seeded Trae Young of Atlanta against 10th-seeded Deandre Ayton of Phoenix.
The tournament champion will earn $100,000 for a charity of his choosing in support of coronavirus relief efforts.