– MVP Candidate Joe Johnson Sets League Record for Points in a Single Season, Ties Single Season Assists Record –

– Six Team Finish at 4-4 Sees 3 Headed Monsters Claim final playoff –

– Performances From T.I. and Yella Beezy Add to Electric Atmosphere –

– Ball Hogs End Winless Streak and Spoil Playoff Hopes for Bivouac–

– Reggie Evans Claims Third Consecutive Rebound Title and Sets New Single Season Record –

– Steven Jackson Dominates as Killer 3’s Close out Enemies and Take Second Overall Playoff Seed –

– 3’s Company Squashes Playoff Dreams for Trilogy –

– Marc Cuban, LL Cool J, God Shammgod and Mavericks Coach Rick Carlisle Take in the Elite Level Action –

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Dallas, Texas – August 17th, 2019

·       Power presented with 2018 BIG3 Championship rings.

·       Game-winning three-pointer from Mario Chalmers sends 3 Headed Monsters to playoffs.

·       BIG3 continues next week in New Orleans at Smoothie King Center on CBS Sports Network at 2PM EST.

·       Today’s attendance was 17,152.

Getty Images: Week 8 in Dallas

Game Recaps:

Bivouac 48 (4-4) vs Ball Hogs 50 (1-7)

Video Highlights:

The first game of the Big3 Ballout saw Brian Scalabrine’s Ball Hogs get their first win of the season in game-wining fashion against a Bivouc team that desperately needed a win to keep its playoff hopes alive.

Despite a 27-19 halftime score in favor of Bivouac, the Ball Hogs found the grit and grind they had been looking for all season, especially in the closing moments that mattered most. The effort was led by Xavier Silas, who finished the night with 22 points and 7 rebounds.

But the play of the game belonged to DeShawn Stevenson. After Silas nearly pulled off the game-winner, Stevenson grabbed the offensive board, rolled to the corner and quickly got off the biggest three-pointer of the season for Ball Hogs.

Top Performers:


Will Bynum                      18 PTS, 5 REBS

Ball Hogs

Xavier Silas                     22 PTS, 7 REBS

Triplets 51 (7-1) vs Ghost Ballers 38 (4-4)

Video Highlights:

In the second game of the day, “Ice Man” George Gervin’s Ghost Ballers needed a big win over the league’s top team in order to clinch a playoff berth.

But the day belonged to “Iso” Joe Johnson and the Triplets, who finished with the top record this season at seven wins and only one loss.

After taking a 27-20 lead at the midway point, Lisa Leslie’s squad did not let up, steamrolling the Ballers with great play from Johnson, Sergerio Gipson and Jamario Moon.

With his 19 points, Johnson added to his MVP candidacy by setting a new league record for points scored in a single season with 175 in eight games played. The 7x All-Star also tied the single season assists record with 30.

Top Performers:

Joe Johnson                    16 PTS, 5 REBS, 4 AST

Ghost Ballers
Ricky Davis                      20 PTS, 6 REBS

3 Headed Monsters 52 (4-4) vs Power 46 (5-3)

Video Highlights:

With too many playoff scenarios to keep track of, 3 Headed Monsters knew they absolutely had to win to have a chance at the post season. All that stood in their way was the defending champions and second-best team in the league, Power.

The teams went back and forth for the entire game, but the Monsters used a late 14-5 run to nearly seal up the game 47-39 cushion.

After a late charge from Power, Monsters point guard Mario Chalmers drained a game-winning 3-pointer that would eventually go down as the shot to send his team to the playoffs.

Reggie Evans added to the night’s accolades for 3 Headed Monsters, as his eight rebounds marked his third straight season atop the single season list, setting a new record at 88, one more than the previous high, his tally of 87 in 2017.

Top Performers:

3 Headed Monsters
Mario Chalmers       19 PTS, 3 REBS


Corey Maggette       20 PTS, 8 REBS

Killer 3’s 50 (5-3) vs Enemies 46 (3-5)

Video Highlights:

The Killer 3’s avoided a 4th loss in their last 5 games and clinched a playoff berth with a dominant win over the Enemies, who were eliminated from playoff contention.

A 15-6 game-ending run allowed Charles Oakley’s team to claim the 2nd seed in the playoffs thanks to a better overall point differential than Power.

The Killer 3’s looked to be back in top form, after racing out to a 7-0 lead and never looking back. C.J. Watson led the way with 13 points.

The squad will set their sights on their first meeting with Power since being blown out 50-28 in Week 6 of the 2018 season.

Top Performers:

Killer 3’s
C.J. Watson             13 PTS, 7 REBS


Frank Robinson       13 PTS, 5 REBS

3’s Company 50 (4-4) vs Trilogy 28 (4-4)

Video Highlights:

Going into the contest, Trilogy had a chance to clinch a playoff berth with a win but knew that its point differential likely wouldn’t be good enough to get into the playoffs with a loss.

Kenyon Martin’s team opened up an early lead and looked like a team up to the task at hand, but 3’s Company had other plans.

After trailing 10-5 early, Michael Cooper’s group put on a clinic, to the tune of a 45-18 run and allowing just eight points scored against them in the entire second half – the first time any Big3 team was held to single-digits in a half all season.

The win knocked the 2017 champs out of playoff contention.

While 3’s Company didn’t quite make the four-team cut for the playoffs, their 5th seed finish gives them one last game in New Orleans, where they’ll take on 6thseed Bivouac to open up the triple header.

Top Performers:

3’s Company
Andre Emmett         16 PTS, 5 REBS


James White            14 PTS

Tri-State 51 (4-4) vs Aliens 44 (3-5)

Video Highlights:

Going into the last game of the 2019 BIG Ballout, Aliens needed a big to make the playoffs.

Despite being in what looked to be great position early to get that win, Tri-State had other plans.

Dr. J’s team finished the 1st Half on a 13-4 run to lead by 2 at the break. The frustration boiled over at the last break as Aliens head coach Tiny Archibald was hit with a pair of technical fouls and ejected.

The momentum carried in Tri-State’s favor for the rest of the game, the win marking the squad’s 3rd their last 4 games after a 1-3 start.

Amar’e Stoudemire lead the team with 17 points, including his last two which came on a game-winning tip-in. Jason Richardson wrapped up his strong season with 15 points while Nate Robinson added 10.

Top Performers:

Amar’e Stoudemire 17 PTS, 8 REBS


Greg Oden 8 PTS, 11 REBS



– Triplet’s Joe Johnson and Al Jefferson Return to Utah with a Big Win Over Ball Hogs, Combining for 33 points. Triplet’s reclaim Top Spot with 5-1 record –

– Former Jazz Standout DeShawn Stevenson Scores 12 points and adds 6 rebounds in Ball Hogs loss 

– 3’s Company Earns Third Win of the Season Behind Andre Emmett and

Jason Maxiell –

– Bivouac Gets to .500 and Beats Aliens with Josh Smith and Anthony Morrow Combining for 37 points –

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – July 27th, 2019

  • Joe Johnson scores 21 points (including a Toyota RAV4-point shot) as Triplets cruise to a victory and reclaim the top-spot in the BIG3.
  • Andre Emmett (20 pts) and Jason Maxiell (8 pts, 5 reb) lead 3’s Company to its third straight victory.
  • BIG3 continues next week in Chicago (1PM EST) and Milwaukee (4PM EST) on CBS Sports Network Saturday and Sunday.
  • Today’s attendance was 9,272.

Getty Images: Week 6 in Salt Lake City

Game Recaps:

3’s Company 51 (3-3) vs Killer 3’s 41 (4-2)

Video Highlights:

Killer 3’s well-rounded attack, led by Stephen Jackson, CJ Watson and Donte Greene, was not enough to stop 3’s Company after Andre Emmett’s monster performance. Things got chippy late in the game when Dahntay Jones and Stephen Jackson went back-and-forth.

Led by Andre Emmett, 3’s Company had a tremendous second half, outscoring Killer 3’s by 14. In a game that meant a lot to both teams’ playoff hopes, Killer 3’s eventually fell 51-41 and 3’s Company went on to win its third straight game.

Top Performers:

3’s Company                                             Killer 3’s

Andre Emmett:         24 pts, 14 reb            CJ Watson:               13 pts

Dahntay Jones:        10 pts, 6 reb              Stephen Jackson:    10 pts

Jason Maxiell:           8 pts, 5 reb                Donte Greene:          14 pts

Triplets 51 (4-1) vs Ball Hogs 34 (0-6)

Video Highlights:

Will McDonald and DeShawn Stevenson’s 26 combined points were not enough to stifle Joe Johnson and his 21 points. Triplets went up big at half time, held their ground and rebounded after their loss last week against defending champion Power.

Ball Hogs only had 8 combined points outside of Stevenson and McDonald. For the Triplets, former Jazz players Al Jefferson and Joe Johnson dominated throughout the game, combining for 33 points and 9 rebounds.

Top Performers:

Triplets                                                        Ball Hogs

Joe Johnson:             21 pts, 2 reb              Deshawn Stevenson:          12 pts, 6 reb

Al Jefferson:              12 pts, 7 reb              Will McDonald:                     14 pts, 8 reb

Bivouac 50 (3-3) vs Aliens 47 (2-4)

Video Highlights:

Salt Lake City’s final matchup featured two squads hungry for a win. Without Will Bynum, Bivouac struggled early but efforts from Josh Smith and Anthony Morrow were the difference. The pair combined for 37 points but it came down to a final game-winning shot from Josh Smith.

Aliens made a comeback late but ultimately couldn’t find the right match-up with Josh Smith.

Top Performers:

Bivouac                                                      Aliens

Josh Smith:               18 pts, 14 reb            Brandon Rush:         19 pts

Anthony Morrow:      19 pts, 4 reb

Big 3 Returns To Where It All Began In Brooklyn (Sports)


– League Brings Three Memorable Contests to Barclays Center,

Site of Inaugural Games –

– Joe Johnson and Triplets Continue Unbeaten Season with Fourth Win –

– Kenyon Martin and Trilogy Hand Charles Oakley and Killer 3s First Loss

in Thrilling Fashion –

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Brooklyn, N.Y. – July 14, 2019

  • The BIG3 returned to Barclays Center Sunday afternoon, the site of the league’s first-ever games in the 2017 season.
  • Joe Johnson helped the surging Triplets score the expansion team’s fourth consecutive win, while Coach Kenyon Martin led the Trilogy past Coach Charles Oakley and the previously unbeaten 3 Headed Monsters.
  • Hip Hop legends LL Cool J, Fat Joe, and Jadakiss made their way to the sidelines to catch the trio of exciting matchups. Artist Jim Jones entertained during a special halftime performance.
  • The BIG3 continues Season 3 next week in Kansas City (Saturday, 3:00PM ET at the Sprint Center) and Oklahoma City (Sunday, 1:00PM ET at Chesapeake Energy Arena). Games are available on CBS and
  • Today’s attendance was 13,107. Yesterday’s attendance in Providence, R.I. was 8,112.

Getty Images: Week 4 in Brooklyn

Game Recaps:

Triplets 50 (4-0) vs Tri State 37 (1-3)

Video Highlights:

The day’s first matchup did not disappoint as league-leading scorer, and former Brooklyn Net, Joe Johnson tallied 17 points and a game-winning 4-point shot to lead the Triplets to victory.

Tri State rode out a “two-man game” for the majority of the contest, as Amar’e Stoudemire and Jason Richardson accounted for Tri State’s first 28 points. The duo finished with 13 and 20 points, respectively. However, strong performances from Jannero Pargo (9 pts, three first half 3 pointers) and Al Jefferson (14 pts, 10 reb) put the Triplets over the top.

The Triplets and Iso Joe will look to continue their undefeated campaign next week in Kansas City.

Top Performers:


Jason Richardson      20 pts, 2 reb

Amar’e Stoudemire    13 pts, 6 reb


Joe Johnson         17 pts, 7 reb             

Al Jefferson          14 pts, 10 reb

Triplets hit (4-0); Tri-State falls to (1-3)

Bivouac 50 (2-2) vs 3 Headed Monsters 43 (2-2)

Video Highlights:

Sunday afternoon’s second game featured a strong showing from former Brooklyn Net Reggie Evans. However, the big man’s 21 points and 13 rebounds weren’t enough to prevent the 3 Headed Monsters from losing back-to-back for the first time in team history. 

Expansion team Bivouac evened out the season Sunday, thanks in big part to 13 points and a game-icing 3-point-shot from the shifty Will Bynum. Bynum’s handles, contributions from CJ Leslie (12 pts, 7 reb), and strong team defense helped curb the 3 Headed Monsters’ comeback attempt.

Bivouac will look to keep the ball rolling next week in Kansas City against 3’s Company.

Top Performers:


Will Bynum        13 pts, 1 reb

C.J. Leslie         12 pts, 8 reb

3 Headed Monsters

Reggie Evans     21 pts, 13 reb

Mario Chalmers   13 pts, 4 reb 

Bivouac improves to (2-2); 3 Headed Monsters fall to (2-2)

Trilogy 50 (2-2) vs Killer 3s 48 (3-1)

Video Highlights:

Brooklyn’s final matchup repeatedly brought the Barclays Center to its feet. The final moments featured some exciting back-and-forth play. Ultimately, a 2-point free throw from the game’s leading scorer David Hawkins (21 pts) gave Trilogy the team’s second win. Hawkins scored 9 straight points for Trilogy toward the end of play.

The Killer 3s, coached by the “King of New York” Charles Oakley, were down for most of the contest, but momentum-swinging buckets from Franklin Session and Donte Greene provided a second half lead. The complementary play of Trilogy players Sam Young (13 pts) and James “Flight” White (10 pts, 9 reb) proved to be too much for the Killer 3’s to handle.

Trilogy will aim to get their third win in Oklahoma City next Sunday against Gilbert Arenas and the Enemies.

Top Performers:

Killer 3’s

Donte Greene       18 pts, 3 reb

Stephen Jackson  12 pts, 1 reb


David Hawkins 21 pts, 1 reb

Sam Young        13 pts, 1 reb

Trilogy impresses and improves to (2-2); Killer 3s drop to (3-1)

Big 3 Brings Big Basketball To Little Rhody


– 2018 BIG3 MVP Corey Maggette Contributes 23 Points, 14 Rebounds 

in Season 3 Debut, Team Win –

– Former Celtics Brian Scalabrine & Glen “Big Baby” Davis Return to New England

– 3’s Company Earns First Win of the Season behind Andre Emmett and 

Jason Maxiell –

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – July 13, 2019 

●     Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis scored Power’s final four points to help secure the victory in front of a standing New England crowd. Following a game-winning, under-the-basket layup, Davis – who was ejected in Week 3 – embraced Power head coach Nancy Lieberman. 

●     Perry Jones (13 pts on 5 of 9 shooting) stepped up to help Enemies earn third consecutive win of the season. 

●     Andre Emmett (15 pts) and Jason Maxiell (12 pts, 4 reb) lead 3’s Company to its first victory, leaving the Ball Hogs in search of a first victory.

●     BIG3 continues tomorrow, with three games at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Games begin at 12:00PM ET and will broadcast on CBS and CBS Sports Network.

Getty Images: Week 4 in Providence

Game Recaps:

Power 50 (3-1) vs Ghost Ballers 36 (2-2)

Video Highlights:

Coach Nancy Lieberman and reigning champion Power looked to rebound from its first loss of the season on Saturday afternoon. Ricky Davis and Jamario Moon didn’t make things easy in the first half, with a two-man game that helped the Ghost Ballers jump out to a 25-20 lead at intermission. The team shot an efficient 8-for-15 in the half, including a 4-point shot from Alex Scales. 

Power captain and BIG3 scoring leader Cuttino Mobley was sidelined with a calf injury for the game. However, the University of Rhode Island alumnus still managed to contribute, serving as a vocal presence from the bench, in what proved to be a chippy contest. 

The verbal back-and-forth did not serve the Ghost Ballers as well in the second half. Beyond a few flashy drives from the always energetic Mike Taylor, the team struggled to find the basket. Meanwhile, Power hit 60-percent of its shots in the half and 51-percent for the game. 

Ultimately, Power captain Corey Maggette – who made his Season 3 debut in Providence – proved to be too much. The 2018 BIG3 MVP jumped right back into form, pouring in 23 points, grabbing 15 boards and leading Power to its third victory on the season. 

Top Performers:

Power                                                                             Ghost Ballers

Corey Maggette     23 pts, 14 reb                                   Jamario Moon     13 pts, 5 reb

Julian Wright          17 pts, 6 reb                                     Ricky Davis         10 pts

Power rebound to (3-1); Ghost Ballers trip up at (2-2)

Enemies 50 (3-1) vs Aliens 39 (1-3)

Video Highlights:

Aliens have established several early leads this season, anchored by the toughness of first-year player Greg Oden. Things were no different in Week 4. The big man dominated down low with six of the Aliens’ first eight points (3-of-3 shooting). But, the Enemies quickly responded with strong teamwork, ball movement and contributions from Craig Smith and Gilbert Arenas. 

The Enemies’ kitchen was in full-service heading into the half, where Smith and company held a 25-18 lead. The squad came out of the break cooking. Smith showed off his scoring versatility, banging around in the paint and knocking down treys from deep (19 pts, 5 reb), while Perry Jones added to the mix with 13 points, 3 rebounds and one block. 

Alien’s Ryan Hollins was on the receiving end of several verbal jabs Saturday afternoon. He responded with trademark athleticism and scored some much-needed baskets at the rim. It wasn’t enough to mount a comeback, however, as the Enemies’ mix of hard drives and open jump shots propelled them to their third consecutive win. 

Top Performers:

Enemies                                                                                     Aliens

Craig Smith       19 pts, 5 reb                                                     Greg Oden       11 pts, 5 reb

Perry Jones      13 pts, 3 reb                                                      Ryan Hollins     8 pts, 4 reb

Enemies continue their winning streak (3-1); Aliens fall to (1-3)

3’s Company 50 (1-3) vs Ball Hogs 38 (0-4) 

Video Highlights:

Rhode Island’s final matchup featured two squads hungry for their first win of the season. 3’s Company and Ball Hogs played hard-nosed basketball and kept things close in the first half. 3’s Company held a slight edge, 25-20, going into the break.

3’s Company refused to slow down in the second half, as Andre Emmett provided a spark off the bench and finished with 17 points. The Ball Hogs’ big man Will Mcdonald continued to be a force (18 pts, 4 reb) and crowd-favorite Brian Scalabrine ignited the crowd with a couple of buckets under the rim. 

3’s Company also received solid contributions from Jason Maxiell and Dahntay Jones (8 pts, 3 reb), whose dazzling game-winner capped off a strong team win. The Ball Hogs and captain Brian Scalabrine will look to snatch their first win of the season next week in Oklahoma City. 

Top Performers:

3’s Company                                                                Ball Hogs

Andre Emmett   15 pts                                                   Will McDonald   16 pts

Jason Maxiell    12 pts, 4 reb

3’s Company gets on the board (1-3); Ball Hogs still looking for answers at (0-4)

BIG3 Brings Hot Shots & Entertainment to the ATL


– Hometown Favorites Joe Johnson and Josh Smith Return to Downtown Atlanta –

– Battle of the Unbeatens Live Up to the Hype as Killer 3s Deal First Loss to 3 Headed Monsters –

– Defending Champions Power Stunned by Trilogy –

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Atlanta – July 7, 2019 – State Farm Arena

  • Joe Johnson (26 pts, 7 reb, 4 ast) and Josh Smith (22 pts, 9 reb, 1 stl, 1 blk) bring fireworks back to Atlanta; Johnson’s Triplets roar back to remain undefeated on the season.
  • Killer 3s Captain Stephen Jackson (22 pts, 6 reb) hits game winner in epic matchup with 3 Headed Monster’s to continue undefeated season.
  • Glen “Big Baby” Davis launches his jersey and game shorts into the crowd after getting ejected early into Power’s surprising loss.
  • Atlanta Hawk legend Dominique Wilkins in attendance for Sunday’s slew of insane matchups.
  • Atlanta rap star Yung Joc performs classic hit “It’s Goin Down” during halftime of Trilogy vs Power.
  • 12,102 fans experience electric atmosphere to conclude Week 3 games.

Getty Images: Week 3 in Atlanta

Game Recaps:

Bivouac 45 (1-2) vs Triplets 51 (3-0)

Video Highlights:

It was a homecoming for former Atlanta Hawks stars Joe Johnson and Josh Smith. “Iso” Joe came into Week 3 as the BIG3’s second leading scorer, averaging 23 points a game, but it was Smith who brought the early energy, scoring 19 in the first half to help Bivouac take a 25-14 lead at the break.

During the postgame press conference, Hall of Fame Legend Lisa Leslie said, “You learn the most about people during tough times and we were in a tough situation”. The Triplets clearly took their coach’s words to heart, steadily chipping away at a 12-point deficit, getting key contributions from Chris Johnson and Alan Anderson. Ultimately, Johsnon’s explosive game would prove to be too much for Bivouac, as the former Atlanta Hawk added to his MVP-calibur campaign with 24 of his teams 37 points in the second half to keep the Triplet’s undefeated season alive.

Top Performers:

Bivouac                                                           Triplets

Josh Smith 22 pts, 9 reb, 1 stl, 1 blk                   Joe Johnson 26 pts, 7 reb, 4 ast

C.J. Leslie 11 pts, 6 reb                                     Alan Anderson 11 pts, 4 reb

                                                                        Chris Johnson 10 pts, 5 reb

Bivouac drops to (1-2); Triplets remain undefeated at (3-0)

Killer 3s 51 (3-0) vs 3 Headed Monsters 48 (2-1)

Video Highlights:

The second game of the night featured a battle of unbeatens, as Charles the “King of New York” Oakley’s Killer 3s put their perfect season on the line against Gary “The Glove” Payton’s 3 Headed Monsters.

As expected, the contest proved to be a physical matchup from the early going. Led by NBA Champion and Captain Stephen “Stak” Jackson, Killer 3s went on an 11-2 run to take a small 25-21 lead into the half.  

Refusing to go down easy, 16-year NBA veteran and 3 Headed Monsters’ Captain Rashard Lewis put his squad on his shoulders, accounting for his teams’ first 10 points coming out of the break. Mario Chalmers showed his championship mentality, pouring in bucket after bucket to bring 3 Headed Monsters within one late. Ultimately, Chalmers’ late game heroics would not be enough as the shifty Frank “Nitty” Sessions impressed with several spectacular drives to close out the victory for Killer 3s.

Top Performers:

Killer 3’s                                                                      3 Headed Monsters

Stephen Jackson 22 pts, 6 reb                           Rashard Lewis 16 pts, 9 reb

Donte Green 13 pts, 3 reb                                              Mario Chalmers 16 pts, 4 reb

Franklin Session 10 pts, 7 reb, 6 ast

Killer 3’s roll to (3-0); 3 Headed Monsters slip to (2-1)

Trilogy 50 (1-2) vs Power 43 (2-1)

Video Highlights:

Sunday’s final game was a true testament to the excitement and balanced competition BIG3 brings every week.

Seeking its first win, Trilogy pulled away early en route to handing defending BIG3 Champions Power its first defeat.

After allowing Power to score the game’s first basket, Trilogy went on an 11-0 run and never looked back. Nancy Lieberman’s side was hobbled after a first half ejection to Glen Davis, who gave his uniform and positive energy to the crowd, and a second half injury to MVP candidate Cuttino Mobley.

Amplified by inspired performances from David Hawkins and Patrick O’Bryant, Trilogy kept the pressure on to secure a much needed win.

Top Performers:

Trilogy                                                                      Power

David Hawkins 21 pts, 4 reb                               Julian Wright 17 pts, 8 reb

Patrick O’Bryant 14 pts, 9 reb                             Chris Andersen 12 pts, 4 reb

James White 11 pts, 8 reb

Trilogy rises to (1-2); Power drops to (2-1)

Stars Shine As Big3 Brings Pro Basketball to Birmingham (Sports)


– Alabama Native Jamario Moon and UAB Alum Robert Vaden Make Return 

to Their Sweet Home –

– Big Men Greg Oden & Amar’e Stoudemire Dominate the Paint –

– Tri State and Aliens Grab First Wins on Season, as 3’s Company and 

Ball Hogs Still Playing for Wins –

Birmingham, Ala. – July 6, 2019


·      Amar’e Stoudemire looked NBA-ready, putting on a dominant display (22 pts, 9-of-15 shooting and 9 reb) and leading Tri State to its first win. 

·      2019 expansion team Aliens cruised to their first BIG3 victory behind impressive, physical play from big men Greg Oden and Ryan Hollins. 

·      Craig Smith leads all scorers on the day with 23 points, propelling Enemies to their second win on the season.

·      Rap artist Ugly Money Niche performed live at halftime. 

·      Attendance tonight inside Legacy Arena (BJCC) was 8,351.

·      In Week 4, BIG3 will make stops in Rhode Island on Saturday (Dunkin Donuts Center, beginning at 5:00 PM ET) Brooklyn on Sunday (Barclays Center, beginning at 12:00 PM ET) as Amar’e Stoudemire (Tri State), Nate Robinson (Tri State) and Coach Kenyon Martin (Trilogy) will make their returns to the area. 

Getty Images:Week 3 in Birmingham

Game Recaps:

Tri-State 50 (1-2) vs 3’s Company 44 (0-3)

Video Highlights: 

The opening game at the Legacy Arena featured two teams searching for their first win of the season. Tri-State held a slim halftime lead at 25-22, capitalizing off 14 first half points from Amar’e Stoudemire.

Not surprisingly, this game was very physical, but both teams struggled from the free throw line. The second half saw Tri-State jump out to a 12-0 run, featuring a 4-point shot from Nate Robinson. Late in the game, with 3’s Company mounting a comeback, Tri-State put together a couple of defensive stands to hold on for their first victory.

Top Performers:

Tri State                                                                      3’s Company

Amar’e Stoudamire: 22 pts, 9 reb                                Andre Emmett: 21 pts, 13 rebs

Jason Richardson: 14pts, 9 reb                                   Jason Maxwell: 10 pts, 6 reb

Nate Robinson: 10 pts (one 4-point), 4 reb, 3 ast

Tri State improves to (1-2); 3’s Company falls to (0-3)

Ball Hogs 39 (0-3) vs Aliens 51 (1-2)

Video Highlights: 

2019 Expansion team Aliens got their first BIG3 victory on Saturday. Former No. 1 NBA Draft pick Greg Oden proved to be a matchup problem for the Ball Hogs as he powered his way to 18 points.

Nate Archibald’s Aliens team looked hungry to finish this week after surrendering two large leads in the first weeks of the season. The Ball Hogs, despite 20 points from Deshawn Stevenson and a second half surge, could not finish the comeback.

Top Performers:

Aliens                                                             Ball Hogs

Greg Oden 18 pts, 4 reb                                 Deshawn Stevenson 20 pts, 8 reb

Brandon Rush 13 pts, 12 reb                          Will McDonald 10 pts, 9 reb

Aliens improve to (1-2); Ball Hogs stay winless at (0-3)

Ghost Ballers 35 (2-1) vs Enemies 51 (2-1)

Video Highlights: 

The final matchup of the evening started off with fireworks as both teams traded early game runs. Rick Mahorn’s star-laden Enemies were able to pull away just before the half playing “old school” ball with 20 points in the paint, including14 from Craig Smith.

After looking like the second half was going to be a blowout, Ghost Ballers’ Ricky Davis dazzled with some impressive isolation drives and Mike Taylor nailed two 4-point attempts – refusing to let their team go down without a fight. “Agent Zero” Gilbert Arenas got the hibachi cooking, knocking down four 3-point shots in the second half to defeat the Ghost Ballers.

Top Performers:

Ghost Ballers                                                 Enemies

Ricky Davis: 13 pts, 4 reb                                Craig Smith: 23 pts, 8 reb

Mike Taylor: 10 pts, 5 reb                                 Gilbert Arenas: 12 pts, 5 reb

Ghost Ballers slip to (2-1); Enemies move to (2-1)




– Tri-State Coach and Local Legend Julius “Dr. J” Irving Returns to Take on Hometown Hero Cuttino Mobley and the Defending Champions – 

– LL Cool J, John Calipari and Sonny Hill Take in the Hard-Nosed Competition–

– Mike Taylor and the Ghost Ballers Rally Back with a Gutsy Performance to

Remain Undefeated –

– 3 Headed Monsters’ Reggie Evans Adds to His League-Leading Rebounds and Steals Totals –


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PHILADELPHIA – June 30, 2019

  • Cuttino Mobley scores 23 points and the game winner in front of his hometown of Philadelphia to lead the unbeaten Power. The reigning champions are one of three teams to improve to 2-0 on the season.
  • Ghost Ballers, led by 20-point outings from Ricky Davis and Jamario Moon, improved to 2-0 after an intense matchup with Josh Smith and Bivouac.
  • Special guests this evening included LL Cool J, Philadelphia great Sonny Hill and University of Kentucky head basketball coach John Calipari, who shared that the BIG3 is great for the game of basketball and that “The Players Association, even the NBA should be involved in this.”
  • In Week 3, BIG3 will make stops in Birmingham on Saturday (Legacy Arena, beginning at 12:00 PM ET) where the ghost Ballers look to stay undefeated and Atlanta on Sunday (State Farm Arena, beginning at 1:00 PM ET) where the 3 Headed Monsters and Killer 3s will put their unbeaten records on the line.
  • Today’s games aired Live on CBS Sports Network.

Getty Images: Week 2 in Philadelphia

Game Recaps:

Bivouac 46 (1-1) vs Ghost Ballers 51 (2-0)

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The opening game at Liacouras Center featured the “Battle of the Unbeatens” as expansion team Bivouac took on Ghost Ballers.

Bivouac and Ghost Ballers are coached by former NBA greats Reggie Theus and NBA Hall of Famer George “Iceman” Gervin, respectively, and it showed in the teams’ scrappiness and stellar defensive play.

Ricky Davis (20 points) got the Ghost Ballers off to a fast start as he scored 18 of the teams’ first 26 points. Bivouac used a combination of Josh Smith (10 pts, 7 reb) and Will Bynum (17 pts) to help claw back after a slow start. The duo scored 19 of the team’s first 23 points and contributed to a 9-0 run late in the first half.

The teams continued their back-and-forth intensity in the second half, quickly trading early buckets.  Safeguarding a one point lead, Bynum blew past Mike Taylor (10 pts) with a smooth, highlight-real iso from the top of the key. Taylor remained focused, hitting back-to-back shots and creating several Bivouac turnovers.

Smith helped keep Bivouac in the game late with a few, key defensive stops. After a couple of missed opportunities, Jamario Moon (21 pts, 9 reb) pulled out the victory with an easy put back.

Bivouac falls to (1-1); the Ghost Ballers stay unbeaten at (2-0)

Aliens 44 (0-2) vs 3 Headed Monsters 50 (2-0)

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In Game 2, the Aliens looked to grab their first franchise win as they tackled perennial BIG3 playoff team 3 Headed Monsters.

Similar to Week 1, the Aliens exploded out of the gate going on a 12-0 run led by Brandon Rush (15 pts, 6 rebs) who scored 13 points in the first half to enter the break up 25-17.

Hall of Fame Coach Gary “The Glove” Payton didn’t pull any punches during his halftime interview saying the 3 Headed Monsters simply lacked energy in the first half. 

Looking to crank up the fire early in the second half, the Aliens turned to their big man Greg Oden (5 pts, 4 rebs) to establish a low post presence after a lackluster first half which saw him sent to the bench after two early fouls.

With key contributions from Rashard Lewis (18 pts, 8 rebs), Reggie Evans (10 pts, 9 rebs), and Larry Sanders (8 pts, 10 rebs), 3 Headed Monsters answered their coaches’ challenge whittling down the deficit and bringing their team to a game point with a 47-44 lead.

Lewis has nothing but a game-winner on his mind as he nailed a clutch 3-pointer to close out a 14-0 run and secure a 50-44 victory to move his team to 2-0 on the season.

Aliens remain winless (0-2); Ghost Ballers stay unbeaten (2-0)

Tri-State 43 (0-2) vs Power 51 (2-0)

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Number 6, Julius “Dr. J” Erving, made his return to Philadelphia as his Tri-State squad locked horns with fellow basketball legend Nancy Lieberman and defending champions, Power.

It was an early “Battle of the Big Men” as Tri-State’s Amar’e Stoudamire (18 pts, 6 rebs) and Power’s Glen “Big Baby” Davis (10 pts, 5 rebs) came out hot. Cuttino Mobley added to the action and put on a show in his hometown, scoring nine points in the first half and pacing the Power to a 25-20 lead.

After surrendering a quick six points to open the second frame, Tri-State’s Nate Robinson (12 pts) single-handedly kept his team in the game, showing off athleticism and grit with a few nice finishes at the rim. First year BIG3 player Yakhouba Diawara (9 pts, 9 rebs) also added to the mounting comeback, grabbing several offensive boards and knocking down open shots.

First-year player Mychel Thompson continued to find ways to contribute to his team, chipping in  6 points while pulling down 11 rebounds. Thompson found Mobley (23 pts, 7 rebs) down low with a mismatch against Robinson for the game-winning assist to close out the contest.

Tri-State falls to (0-2); Power remains unbeaten at (2-0)




– Triplets Continue Unbeaten Season Behind Another 20+ Point Joe Johnson Performance –

– Gilbert Arenas Makes BIG3 Debut, Helps Lead 2019 Expansion Team Enemies to 13-Point Comeback Win –

– Charlotte Crowd Treated to Strong Performances from Stephen Jackson, Al Jefferson and Jannero Pargo –


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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – June 29, 2019

  • The BIG3 returned to Charlotte, N.C. on Saturday afternoon – marking the league’s first visit since Week 2 of the inaugural season of 2017.
  • Local favorites Stephen Jackson (22 pts on 8-of-11 shooting, including 2-of-5 from 3-point range and 1-of-1 from 4-point range), Al Jefferson (14 pts, 5 reb) and Jannero Pargo (6 pts, 3 reb, 4 ast) scored wins in their returns to Charlotte.
  • Triplets continued their unbeaten, debut campaign behind another impressive performance from Joe Johnson (20 pts, 8 reb, 5 ast and one game-icing 4-point shot). Lisa Leslie’s squad improved to 2-0 on the year, topping the Trilogy (0-2), 51-41.
  • Former NBA All-Star Gilbert Arenas made a strong BIG3 debut, helping the Enemies score its first win. The expansion team put together 37 points in the second half to secure a 13-point comeback victory.
  • Next week, the BIG3 will visit Birmingham, Ala. on Saturday (Legacy Arena at the BJCC, beginning at 5:00 p.m. ET) and Atlanta (State Farm Arena, beginning at 1:00 p.m. ET). All games will broadcast live on CBS and CBS Sports Network.

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Game Recaps:

Triplets (51, 2-0) vs. Trilogy (41, 0-2)

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The Triplets’ (2-0) focus on ball movement and quality shooting resulted in another winning performance Saturday afternoon. Leading the way was team captain Joe Johnson, who worked through frequent double teams to put up another solid performance (20 pts, 8 reb and 5 ast). Former Bobcat and Hornet Al Jefferson helped build upon the Triplet’s inside out game with 14 points.

Johnson scored the team’s final eight points, including a major 4-pointer that put any Trilogy comeback hopes to bed.

Trilogy, despite the loss, put together a solid effort, shooting 54.8% from the field. They were led by stellar offensive play from James White, who scored 18 points and added six rebounds. DeShawn Stevenson contributed 14 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals).

Triplets are now (2-0); Trilogy is now (0-2)

Ball Hogs (45, 0-2) vs Enemies (50, 1-1)

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The second game of the day proved to be a tale of two halves. At the end of the first, the Ball Hogs – paced by a dominating performance from big man Will McDonald (27 pts and 11 reb) – held a 26-13 lead over Enemies. Coach Rick Barry and company eventually lost momentum when their first-year opponents, led by Craig Smith (21 pts and 4 reb), put together a 20-2 second half run.

Three-time NBA All-Star Gilbert Arenas (13 pts and three reb) scored the winning points for his new team. His late, 2-point free throw was enough to seal the deal for the squad’s impressive comeback win. Frank Robinson (8 pts and 11 reb) and Royce White (10 pts, 8 reb and 2 ast), who was ejected early into his BIG3 debut last week, added to the effort.

Ball Hogs are now (0-2); Enemies are now (1-1)

Killer 3s (50, 2-0) vs 3’s Company (32, 0-2) 

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Killer 3s built upon its close Week 1 victory with a blowout win Saturday afternoon. The team lived up to their namesake, hitting six 3-pointers in the 18-point win. They improved to 2-0, behind 22 points from former Charlotte Bobcat Stephen Jackson (3-of-6 behind the arc, including a 4-point play), and the crafty playmaking ability of CJ Watson.

Killer 3s started to take things over just before halftime, beginning with a corner three from CJ Watson that gave them a 27-19 lead at the break. Several 3-point shots from Watson and a 4-point shot from Jackson allowed Coach Charles Oakley to get his bench involved and help close things out. Franklin Sessions would eventually seal the deal with a 3-pointer.

Drew Gooden and Andre Emmett each scored 10 points for 3’s Company.

Killer 3s are now (2-0); 3’s Company is now (0-2)


  • Saturday 7/6 (Birmingham, Ala.): 3’s Company vs. Tri-State, Aliens vs. Ball Hogs, Enemies vs. Ghost Ballers
  • Sunday 7/7 (Atlanta): 3 Headed Monsters vs. Killer 3s, Power vs. Trilogy, Triplets vs. Bivouac