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The BIG3 returned to action on Friday at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan, and there was no shortage of storylines.
This week’s slate put the final two undefeated teams up against each other, with a pair of teams also entering play still looking for their first victories. Among the winless squads entering Week 4: reigning champs Trilogy.
Below is a look at Friday’s action.
BIG3 Schedule/Results — Week 4
Trilogy (1-3) 52, Killer 3’s (1-3) 39
3’s Company (2-1) vs. Ball Hogs (1-2), 7 p.m. ET
Tri-State (3-0) vs. 3 Headed Monsters (3-0), 8 p.m. ET
Power (2-1) vs. Ghost Ballers (0-3), 9 p.m. ET
Trilogy 52, Killer 3’s 39
It took the reigning champs four weeks to finally put one in the win column, but they used a strong second half to end their losing streak at three.
The Killer 3’s found themselves playing short-handed nearly from the start of the game. In a 3-0 game in the opening minutes, Metta World Peace was handed a technical and ejected from the game for punting the basketball:
The former NBA All-Star entered the game averaging 9.7 points and 6.3 rebounds through the first three weeks.
Once the action got going, however, it was a tight battle throughout before Trilogy pulled away with a 16-2 run to end the game.
Al Harrington led the way for Trilogy, going off for 19 points and five rebounds. He did have help, though, as James White (12 points and six rebounds) and Derrick Byars (13 points) both reached double-figures as well.
Trilogy gets their first win of the season on Rick Mahorn’s old turf https://t.co/ZumlXwNFgW
On the other side, Josh Powell (14 points and five rebounds) and Stephen Jackson (11 points, eight rebounds and two assists) kept the Killer 3’s in the game despite losing a key player nearly from the start.