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Big3 Basketball Week 4 Scores and Standings

Big3 Basketball week 4 scores, standings, stats

Big3 Basketball hit the court to a packed Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Sunday. Last week, the Big3 showed that the competition is getting tougher and that showed in week 4 at the Wells Fargo Center. Philly can be a tough place to play, but if you love and respect the fans, they’re going to love you back. The former Philadelphia 76ers felt that same emotion with the fans. Allen Iverson, Derrick Byars, and Julius “Dr. J” Erving felt that love as they entered as they were introduced. Derrick Byars took to twitter the day before the game and wrote “Great to be back in the City of Brotherly Love, the team that drafted me 10 years ago. Tomorrow’s atmosphere @thebig3 is gonna be crazy.”  Dr. J felt that same love as he sat down to talk about the Philly fans before the game.

“You know, I get up here a lot and every time I do, it’s very special.” said Erving. “People stop their cars, roll down their windows, Doc you still got it. I’m Like no I don’t. I still don’t have it. I got you in my corner and that makes me feel good.”

The crowd in Philadelphia erupted as Iverson entered the court. The 11 time NBA All-Star went straight to Dr. J and the two embraced in an emotional hug. Although Iverson didn’t play in the game, The Answer still had some heartfelt words for the Philly fans.

“First of all, I want to thank Ice Cube.” Iverson said. “I’m glad I had a chance to do this. I’m glad I got a chance to come back home. I thank y’all and I love y’all for supporting me throughout my career and still today, y’all came to support me.” After Iverson addressed the fans, his 3’s company team had a rough night losing a close on to Tri-State.

Big3 Basketball Week 4 Scores

POWER 51, GHOST BALLERS 44

Power improved to 3-1 in Big3 Basketball play as Cuttino Mobley led the way with 20 points. DeShawn Stevenson was hot as he went 5-10 on 3-point attempts and scored 17 points for Power. Jerome Williams added a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds. The Ghost Ballers kept the game close with Ivan Johnson scoring 14 points and Ricky Davis adding another 12 points, but they just didn’t have enough for a Power team that just couldn’t miss from the outside. Big Basketball week 2 Player of the Week, Mike Bibby, scored 11 points for the Ghost Ballers.

TRILOGY 50, BALL HOGS 43

Trilogy remains the only undefeated team in Big3 Basketball after Sunday’s win. They took a 6 point lead into the half and never looked back. Rashad McCants, who was the first overall pick in the Big3 Basketball draft scored 20 points and hit a 4 pointer. Last week’s Big3 Player of the week Al Harrington added another 10 points and 7 rebound, while Jannero Pargo had a career high 10 points. Xavier Silas was a part of the first ever trade in the Big3 Basketball league led the Ball Hogs with 17 points. Derrick Byars scored 10 points and co-captain Josh Childress finished with 8 points and 6 rebounds.

3 HEADED MONSTERS 51, KILLER 3’s 46

You could almost say that two players beat the Killer 3’s as Rashard Lewis and Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf combined to score 47 points for the 3 Headed Monsters. Lewis had a career game as he set a Big3 Basketball record with 30 points. Lewis also pulled down 10 rebounds to record a double-double to add to his record breaking performance. For the Killer 3’s, Stephen Jackson scored 24 points and also scored 17 of the team’s first 19 points is the second half. Reggie Evans scored 10 points for Charles Oakley‘s team and was a rebound short of a double-double.

TRI-STATE 51, 3’s COMPANY 44

This was the match-up the fans were waiting for as two Philly basketball greats coached against each other. In the end, Dr. J’s Tri-State team finally found the win column. Bonzi Wells led the way scoring 12 points, while Lee Nailon and Jermaine O’Neal added 10 points each. Al Thornton rallied 3’s company scoring 20 points, but it wasn’t enough as Tri-State dominated inside. Andre Owens Scored 9 points in the losing effort. Iverson seems to have let down some fans as he announced a half hour before the game he wouldn’t be playing. It’s hard to say why Iverson hasn’t been playing much in the Bi3, but there may be issues that we don’t know about yet.

Rashard Lewis named Big3 Basketball Player of the Week

Rashard Lewis

Lewis celebrates with Ice Cube after hitting the game winning bucket in the 3 Headed Monsters victory over the Killer 3’s .

It’s no surprise that Lewis was selected as the Big3 Basketball Player of the Week after week 4. Lewis is the current Big3 Basketball points leader with 94 total points, averaging 23.5 points per game. Lewis, the team captain of the 3 Headed Monsters, has been nothing short of dominant in Big3 Basketball. Sweet Lew is no stranger when it comes to basketball awards as he was a NBA champion in 2013, a 2 time NBA All-Star, and was named USA Mr. Basketball in 1998. With his outstanding performance every week, it’s possible that Lewis could be the first-ever player in Big3 history to win Player of the Week twice in a season.

Big3 Basketball Standings

Standings thru week 4
Team W L GB
Trilogy 4 0
3 Headed Monsters 3 1 1
Power 3 1 1
Ghost Ballers 2 2 2
3’s Company 1 3 3
Ball Hogs 1 3 3
Killer 3’s 1 3 3
Tri-State 1 3 3

Big3 Basketball Week 5 Schedule

The Big3 Basketball league will take place at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, IL this coming Sunday, July 23rd. The first game will tip off at 2pm. The Big3 is getting more exciting after each game and look for the games to be even more intense as the league starts their second half of the season.

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