Milwaukee, WI – August 4th, 2019
- Triplets go to 6-1 thanks to a step-back four-point game winner from Joe Johnson.
- Aliens’ Greg Oden tied his BIG3 career high of 18 points as they upset 3’s Company.
- BIG3 continues next week in Miami at AmericanAirlines Arena on CBS at 8PM EST.
- Today’s attendance was 12,912.
Three Headed Monster’s 48 (2-4) vs Triplets 51 (6-1)
In the second game of the day, former Bucks player Larry Sanders and Three-Headed Monsters almost upset Triplets in a must-win game. But, Joe Johnson answered when it was most needed with a four-point shot to win the game. In one of the most exciting games of the season, Three-Headed Monsters dominated early with Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, Rashard Lewis, Mario Chalmers and Larry Sanders couldn’t seem to miss a basket.
As the game went on, Triplets behind Alan Anderson, Jamario Moon, Al Jefferson and towards the end of the game, Joe Johnson, combined to outscore Three Headed Monsters 35-23 in the second half. The game ended on a step back four-pointer from Joe Johnson, as Triplets moved to 6-1 and top of the BIG3.
Joe Johnson 26 PTS, 5 REBS, 3 ASTS
Three Headed Monsters
Mario Chalmers 16 PTS
Aliens 50 (3-4) vs 3’s Company 35 (3-4)
Aliens played one of their most complete games with Greg Oden being an unstoppable force down low. A red-hot 3’s Company seemed to get frustrated and overwhelmed with Oden down low and Brandon Rush added to the offensive firepower for Aliens.
Andre Emmett was the only double-digit scorer for 3’s Company while Aliens had Greg Oden and Brandon Rush combining for 35 points in the much-needed win.
As it stands, both teams go into next week at 3-4, with a shot at the playoffs.
Greg Oden 18 PTS, 9 REBS
Brandon Rush 17 PTS, 7 REBS
Andre Emmett 19 PTS, 6 REBS
Ball Hogs (0-7) vs Trilogy 50 (4-3)
Ball Hogs new additions looked great early as they got out to an early 25-13 lead on Trilogy. New additions Xavier Silas and Mustapha Farrakhan combined for 18 of the team’s 38 total points. But, Trilogy and their new addition Samardo Samuels turned it on in the second half, outscoring Ball Hogs 38-18 to win the game and put them two games over .500 for the season.
In a tight, close playoff race, Trilogy inches one step closer to a playoff spot as David Hawkins continued his streak of 18-plus points to four games and new addition Samardo Samuels added 17 points and 7 rebounds. Kenyon Martin’s team looks like a well-oiled machine and will look ahead to another must-win against a new-look Ghost Ballers team.
David Hawkins 19 PTS, 4 REBS
Samardo Samuels 17 PTS, 7 REBS
DeShawn Stevenson 13 PTS, 4 REBS