Big3 Basketball is ready to take over the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA for their fourth week in their eight week basketball regular season. Philly fans should give Allen Iverson a warm welcome as he comes back to Philadelphia. Derrick Byars is looking forward to the homecoming also. Byars recently tweeted “Great to be back in the city of Brotherly Love, the team that drafted me 10 years ago.” Trilogy remains at the top of the Big3 basketball standings as they are the lone undefeated team in the league. Kendall Gill will be making his Big3 Basketball debut in Philly. Earlier this week, we seen the first ever Big3 trade take place. Tri-State sent Xavier Silas to the Ball Hogs in return for Dominic McGuire. The deal was set up and agreed upon by team captains Jermaine O’Neal and Brian Scalabrine. Last week again provided some exciting games.
Big3 Basketball Week 3 Results
Here are the Big3 basketball scores for week 3:
Killer 3’s 51 vs. Tri-State 44:
This game featured the two Big3 teams that were looking for their first win of the regular season. Tri-State went into half-time with an 11 point lead, but Chauncey Billups and Stephen Jackson rallied the Killer 3’s back outscoring Tri-State 37-19 in the second half. Billups scored 21 points, Jackson added another 18, and Reggie Evans recorded a double-double in the win. Tri-State captain Jermaine O’Neal score 10 points while Mike James led the team with 18 points.
3 Headed Monsters 50 vs. Power 32:
Power was looking to remain undefeated, but fell short of that goal after a blow-out loss. Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf nailed four 3-pointers and scored 22 points for the 3 Headed Monsters while Rashard Lewis added another 20 points. Cuttino Mobley scored a team-high 19 points for Power, but the team only shot 32 percent from the field.
Trilogy 50 vs. 3’s Company 42:
When a team shoots 63 percent from the field like Trilogy did in this game, they’re not going to lose many games. Rashad McCants was 8-12 from the field with 19 points. Al Harrington added another 18 points and James White had a double-double scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds. Trilogy dominated inside outscoring 3’s company 24-10 inside. Allen Iverson scored his usual 2 points and DerMarr Johnson led 3’s Company with 19 points.
Ghost Ballers 50 vs. Ball Hogs 45:
With Mike Bibby out for the Ghost Ballers, Ricky Davis put the weight on his shoulders and carried the team to victory. Davis scored 23 points and 9 rebounds while teammate Ivan Johnson add 16 points and 9 rebounds. The Ball Hogs were led once again by Rasual Butler who scored 19 points while Josh Childress and Derrick Byars scored 10 points each.
Big3 Basketball League Standings
Here are the Big3 Basketball Standings going into week 4:
|3 Headed Monsters||2||1||0.667||1||149||142|
Big3 Basketball Stat Leaders
|Rashard Lewis||3 Headed Monsters||64|
|Rasual Butler||Ball Hogs||58|
|Reggie Evans||Killer 3’s||36|
|Andre Owens||3’s Company||28|
|Andre Owens||3’s Company||10|
|Mike Bibby||Ghost Ballers||8|
4 Point Field Goals
|Mike Bibby||Ghost Ballers||4|
|DerMarr Johnson||3’s Company||3|
|Chauncey Billups||Killer 3’s||3|
Ghost Ballers vs. Power
The Ghost Ballers should dominate inside against Power’s weaker defenders. Mobley will lead the Power in scoring once again, but it won’t be enough to overpower the likes of Bibby, Johnson, and Davis. My take, Ghost Ballers 50, Power 42.
Trilogy vs. Ball Hogs
Trilogy looks to remain undefeated, but the Ball Hogs have been playing teams close. Week 3 Player of the Week Al Harrington will have to be on his game for Trilogy to go 4-0 for the season. Derrick Byars should be playing at a high level for the Ball Hogs with his emotional return to Philly. Look for this game to be close, but Trilogy should edge out the Ball Hogs. My take, Trilogy 50, Ball Hogs 47.
Killer 3’s vs. 3 Headed Monsters
The Killer 3’s broke the ice last week getting their first win, but playing the 3 Headed Monsters will be no easy task. Charles Oakley’s team will need to be aggressive on perimeter defense to force Lewis and Abdul-Rauf to go inside more. If Billups and Jackson can score like last week, this should be a good game. Nevertheless, I just think the 3 Headed Monsters are too powerful to contain. My take, 3 Headed Monsters 50, Killers 3’s 45.
3’s Company vs. Tri-State
The Wells Fargo Center will be rocking when Allen Iverson takes the court. So far, Iverson has just played sparingly, but we may see more from him in front of Philly fans. Iverson’s team needs a second player to step-up in the scoring department and he seems like the best fit to fill that void. Tri-State has been struggling all season so far, but weak inside scoring from the 3’s Company could give them the match-up they desperately need. Mike James will need to get hot early and stay hot for Tri-State to have a chance. If “The Answer” gives himself more minutes and plays well, this should be an easy win. If not, Iverson could face heartbreak in Philadelphia. My take, 3’s Company 50, Tri-State 44.
The Big3 Basketball will tip-off the first game at the Wells Fargo Center at 6pm est. and you can catch all of the action tomorrow night on FS1. Also, Big3 Basketball will be using their innovative “Ref Cam” for the second straight week.