BIG3 BRINGS SUMMER HOOPS TO MIAMI AS PLAYOFF RACE HEATS UP
– Tri-State Gets Huge Win as Nate Robinson Hits Game Winning 3-Pointer –
– Ghost Ballers Upset Trilogy as Chris Johnson Goes for 14 Points and 7 Rebounds –
– Gilbert Arenas Makes His Return but Enemies Lose and are Held to 32 Points by 3 Headed Monsters –
Miami, FL – August 10th, 2019
- Nate Robinson scored a game winning three-pointer to beat Power, keeping the defending champs from clinching a playoff berth.
- 3 Headed Monsters take down Enemies to keep an outside shot at making the playoffs.
- BIG3 continues next week in Dallas at American Airlines Arena on CBS at 2PM ET.
Getty Images: Week 8 in Miami
Power 43 (5-2) vs Tri-State 50 (3-4)
Video Highlights: https://youtu.be/QuqExRkwL6o
Power looked to be cruising to a win in Miami and clinching a playoff spot as they were up 27-20 at halftime. But, Nate Robinson, Jason Richardson and Amar’e Stoudemire led an impressive comeback that ended with a Nate Robinson 3-point and-1 shot.
Tri-State moves to 3-4 with an outside shot at making the playoffs if they win next week in Dallas, while Power still needs just one more win to shore up its spot.
Corey Maggette 19 PTS, 3 REBS
Nate Robinson 20 PTS, 4 REBS
Three Headed Monster’s 50 (3-4) vs Enemies 32 (3-4)
Video Highlights: https://youtu.be/WJNNqnZzcAw
In the first game of the day, 3 Headed Monsters utilized all their players and showed a dynamic offensive approach as Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf and Rashard Lewis were the only players in double figures. Mario Chalmers returned home to Miami hitting a huge 4-point shot which changed the feel of the game and pushed 3 Headed Monsters forward as the game went on.
Enemies were stuck offensively as Craig Smith was the only player to reach double figures. The 3 Headed Monsters defense held Enemies to just 32 points.
3 Headed Monsters keeps an outside playoff shot alive as Enemies take a huge loss and now desperately need a win next week to keep their playoff hopes alive.
Craig Smith 16 PTS, 3 REBS
Three Headed Monsters
Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf 13 PTS
Ghost Ballers 50 (4-3) vs Trilogy 47 (4-3)
Video Highlights: https://youtu.be/0jHl1_GXUNo
In a hard-fought back-and-forth game between two teams needing a win to keep playoff dreams alive, Ghost Ballers took command early against Trilogy. The recently acquired Chris Johnson gave Trilogy problems in the pick-and-roll and was a huge difference in the game.
As the game went on, Trilogy fought back to make it close as Samardo Samuels did a lot of damage down low. But, Ghost Ballers were able to seal the deal in the closest of the three Miami games.
Chris Johnson 14 PTS, 7 REBS
Samardo Samuels 16 PTS, 13 REBS