Coronavirus: Durant shocked in first round of NBA 2K20 tournament

There was an early upset in the charity NBA 2K20 tournament, which is raising money amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Kevin Durant was upset in the opening round of the NBA 2K20 tournament on Friday.   -  Getty Images

Brooklyn Nets superstar and top seed Kevin Durant was upset in the opening round of the NBA 2K20 tournament on Friday.

With the NBA postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic, a charity tournament has been put together to raise money in support of COVID-19 relief efforts.

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Winner of the single-elimination Xbox One tournament will receive $100,000 to give to charity, but Durant was a high-profile casualty on the opening day.

In the first matchup, two-time NBA champion Durant used the Los Angeles Clippers but lost to 16th seed and Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr.

Jones' Milwaukee Bucks topped Durant's Clippers 78-62 to advance to the quarterfinals.

The tournament, aired on ESPN, will run through to April 11.

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