Recap inaugural week of the BIG3

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The Big 3 tipped off its 2021 season Saturday with six games from Orleans Arena in Paradise, Nevada.

Power vs Enemies

The Enemies suffered a 51-46 loss to Power, with Royce Young beating Nick Young one-on-one for the clinching play:

Cuttino Mobley led all players with 26 points on the way to a win for Power.

Isaiah Austin, the former Baylor player who never got his chance in the NBA after being diagnosed with Marfan syndrome. He made his Big 3 debut Saturday and thrived with 24 points in the loss:

Final score: Power def. Enemies 51-46

Triplets vs Bivouac

The Triplets won the second game of the day, cruising to a 51-39 win over Bivouac.

Reigning MVP Joe Johnson scored 27 points, including the game-winner for the defending champs:

Final score: Triplets def. Bivouac 51-39

Trilogy vs Killer 3’s

Former Kentucky player Isaiah Briscoe , scored 28 points to lead Trilogy despite having several teammates with much more NBA experience like Jarrett Jack and Amir Johnson.

Briscoe made a trio of three-pointers to outduel Donte Greene and the Killer 3’s.

Final score: Trilogy def. Killer 3’s 50-38

3 Headed Monster vs Tri-State

Former G League player Kevin Murphy scored 19 points, including two three-pointers

Final Score: 3 Headed Monster def. Tri-State 50-39

Ball Hogs vs 3’s Company

NBA journeymen Leandro Barbosa and Jodie Meeks combining for 40 points in a win. While 3’s Company had plenty of experience between Mario Chalmers and Drew Gooden, the team failed to generate enough offense in its first game of the year.

Final Score: Ball Hogs def. 3’s Company 50-41

Ghost Ballers vs Aliens

The final game of the day saw Mike Taylor and Chris Johnson form an impressive one-two punch for the Ghost Ballers that allowed captain Ricky Davis to have an easy day in a close win over the Aliens.

Former No. 1 overall NBA draft pick Greg Oden was held to eight points in the loss for the Aliens, while Renaldo Balkman couldn’t carry the team to victory even with 14 points and 14 rebounds.

Final Score: Ghost Ballers def. Aliens 51-45

The Big 3 season continues next weekend with three games Saturday and three more Sunday. Trilogy will take on 3 Headed Monsters in Game 1 Saturday in what could be an important early test for both teams.

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Shawn Stewart is a Founder/CEO of Sports 4 America , you can follow Shawn on Twitter @S4AStewart

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