The season isn’t over yet…
We will continue to play the Suns season games on @NBA2K!
— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) March 13, 2020
“Saturday’s game will be moved to tomorrow,” says the tweet. “Join us live on Twitch as we take on the Dallas Mavericks!”
The tweet doesn’t make it clear who will be hosting the stream and if they will be playing against AI or online against the actual Mavericks. However, the Phoenix Suns’ Devin Booker is a known Twitch streamer, who was actually streaming Call of Duty: Warzone at the moment he discovered that the NBA season had been suspended, so it’s possible that he’ll be involved.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver placed the league on a minimum 30-day hiatus on February 12. With the Suns playing their scheduled games for the rest of the season in NBA 2K, there will be at least some action for basketball fans, even if the results are technically meaningless for the season.For more on how COVID-19 is affecting the world, you can read our stories on the MCU’s Shang-Chi production being paused, Universal Studios and Disney parks closing, New Mutants being delayed, and many video games events being cancelled.
Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Entertainment Writer. You can follow him on Twitter.