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Big3 Basketball Week 5 Preview, Standings, and Stat Leaders

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When Big3 Basketball starts week 5 play in Chicago, expect for the atmosphere to be loud and wild. The UIC Pavilion is one of the smallest venues on the Big3 Basketball schedule and with a maximum capacity of 10,ooo, expect this week to be a sell-out along with the lowest attendance for Big3 Basketball games this season. Regardless of ticket sales or attendance numbers, Chicago will be rocking as basketball is big for the city. There is a great article on the Big3 website about the history of basketball in Chicago along with some notable players from the Windy City. Below, check out the Big3 Basketball current standings, stat leaders, and preview for week 5 play.

Big3 Basketball Standings:

As we head into the second half of the Big3 Basketball regular season, the playoff race begins. Undefeated Trilogy is only two games away from securing a spot in the playoffs and one more win should do the trick. However, Trilogy has other plans which include being the first undefeated team in Big3 Basketball history. Here’s a look at the standings going into week 5.

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

Big3 Basketball Stat Leaders:

Rashard Lewis won the Big3 Basketball week 4 Player of the Week to no surprise to anyone as he continued to dominate on the court in Philly. While Lewis is still on top as the points leader, two new players are now in the top 3 as both Al Harrington and Rasual Butler dropped out after week 4. Check out who’s leading the stats in the four top categories in the Big3 going into week 5 play.

Big3 Basketball Points Leaders:

Rashard Lewis 3 Headed Monsters 94
Stephen Jackson Killer 3’s 81
Cuttino Mobley Power 75

Big3 Basketball Assists Leaders:

Mike Bibby Ghost Ballers 12
Andre Owens 3’s Company 12
Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf 3 Headed Monsters 11

 

Big3 Basketball Rebound Leaders:

Reggie Evans Killer 3’s 45
Jerome Williams Power 39
Andre Owens 3’s Company 35

 

Big3 Basketball 4-Point Field Goal Leaders:

Mike Bibby Ghost Ballers 4
DerMarr Johnson 3’s Company 3
Chauncey Billups Killer 3’s 3


Big3 Basketball Week 5 Preview:

This could be a do-or-die week for four teams in the Big3. Tri-State, 3’s Company, Ball Hogs, and the Killer 3’s have to step up if any of these teams are going to make a run for the playoffs. With the second half of the season starting up, players are just now starting to find their stride which should make for some exciting match-ups.

Ball Hogs vs. Power: 

The Ball Hogs find themselves playing one of the tougher teams in the Big3 this season. Co-captains Brian Scalabrine and Josh Childress need to find a way to get the Ball Hogs going. Xavier Silas had a great showing last week after being traded from Tri-State and he’ll need to lead the way again. Derek Byars will need a big game also to stop the third-best defense in the league. Power has a great offensive combo with the likes of Cuttino Mobley and DeShawn Stevenson. Both guys are a huge threat shooting from the outside. Jerome Williams scored a double-double last week and should dominate the boards in this game. My prediction, Power 50, Ball Hogs 45.

Tri-State vs. Trilogy:

Tri-State needs a win this week, but it definitely won’t come easy. This is a games that could send Trilogy to the playoffs on could put Tri-State in a deeper hole. Tri-State captain Jermaine O’Neal needs to give Tri-State a better inside presence and show his physical toughness. Bonzi Wells needs to be more consistent from the outside and Lee Nailon has to give Tri-State another solid game. Trilogy has arguably the best three players on the court in the league. Rashad McCants and Al Thornton can put up big numbers with the best of them and Jannero Pargo will add another outside threat. Even though Tri-State won their first game in last week’s upset, look for them to fall short this week to undefeated Trilogy. My prediction, Trilogy 50, Tri-State 46.

3’s Company vs. 3 Headed Monsters

3’s Company are a mess at the moment even though Andre Owens is one of the best players in Big3 Basketball. Al Thornton is a great defender and will need to step up once again to aid DerMarr Johnson in scoring. All eyes will be on Big3 scoring leader Rashard Lewis as he has the 3 Headed Monsters rolling as of late. Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf has been working well with Lewis in providing a 1-2 punch for Gary Payton‘s team. Kwame Brown and Eddie Basden will contribute as well. 3’s Company will have to play stellar defense to win this game and I’m not so sure that they can. My Prediction, 3 Headed Monsters 50, 3’s Company 43.

Killer 3’s vs. Ghost Ballers:

This game could be the best game of the day. The Killer 3’s are coming around and their play has improved every week. Stephen Jackson has been a scoring machine while captain Chauncey Billups is starting to lead this team in the right direction. With a player like Reggie Evans dominating inside every game, the Killer 3’s will be able to take more chances outside. The Ghost Ballers lacked production last week, but look for Ivan Johnson and Mike Bibby to turn things around this week. Ricky Davis should be an almost certainty for double-digit points again. Look for this game to be close and go back-and-forth a lot. Actually, I look for this game to go into overtime with the win by 2 points rule. My Prediction, Killer 3’s 54, Ghost Ballers 51.

The Chicago stop on the Big3 Basketball schedule could be the best week so far this season. Players are finding their groove after many haven’t even picked up a basketball in years. The intensity will be at an all-time high as the race for the playoffs starts to heat up. A lot of former Chicago Bulls will be playing today and many more will be in attendance. The first game is scheduled to tip-off at 2pm and you can watch all of the action on Monday on FS1. (check local listings for time)

Let everyone know who you are pulling for in the Big3 in the comments.



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