DETROIT, Michigan — Detroit totally supports what Ice Cube brings to the city with his Big 3 half court 3-on-3 professsional basketball league which consists of former NBA Players. A crowd of 12,500 showed to capture the Big3 in action.
On Friday night at Little Caesars Arena, the defending champs Trilogy got their first victory of the season, a 52-39 win over the Killer 3s in Game 1.
Co-Captain Al Harrington led Trilogy with 19 points, including three 3-pointers. James White added 12, with a team-best 6 rebounds. The newly acquired Derrick Byars scored 13 points, including the game-winning shot.
Three players finished in double figures for the Killer 3s – Josh Powell with 14, co-captain Stephen Jackson with 11 and Alan Anderson with 10.
In the second game of the night, Dahntay Jones nailed hailed his own clutch moment, sinking a game-winning free throw to give 3’s Company the victory in Game 2. 3’s Company captain DerMarr Johnson finished with a game-high 15 points and 7 rebounds. Andre Emmett finished with 10 and Jason Maxiell had 9.
Jermaine Taylor (14 points) and DeShawn Stevenson (11) both hit double figures for the Ball Hogs.
3 HEADED MONSTERS VS TRI-STATE HIGHLIGHTS pic.twitter.com/qND1eqhFcm
— BIG3 (@thebig3) 14 juli 2018
In the third game of the night, the 3-Headed Monsters managed remain the only undefeated team in the Big3 after defeating TrI-State 50-48. The game changed tunes after Nate Robinson drew his second technical of the game – resulting in ejection. With the game even at 48 apiece, head coach Gary Payton called a timeout to get Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf back in the game. Abdul-Rauf found a wide-open Woods for a game-winning dunk.
Finally, Power knocked off the George Iceman Gervin led Ghost Ballers 50-45. BIG3 scoring leader Corey Maggette led all scorers with 19, Ricky Davis had 11 and Cutino Mobley had 9.
The BIG3 heads south to American Airlines Arena in Miami for Week 5.
Ball Hogs vs. Killer 3s
Ghost Ballers vs. Tri-State
3-Headed Monsters vs. 3’s Company
Power vs. Trilogy