It was opening weekend of the BIG3 league’s third season and many of best players shined. Making his BIG3 debut, Joe Johnson led the Triplets to a comfortable win, while Reggie Evans lifted his own team to a win, due to a big double-double.
Joe Johnson’s Debut
Johnson has been a mainstay in the basketball world for a long time now. After entering the NBA with the Celtics back in 2001, the seven-time All-Star ended last season playing for the Rockets. his seventh NBA squad. Deciding to continue his basketball career, he made his BIG3 debut this weekend with the Triplets, and he did not disappoint. Johnson finished the game with 27 points, 16 rebounds and four assists, leading his team to a 50-40 win.
Reggie Evans Continues Dominant Play
No stranger to the BIG3 league, Reggie Evans picked up where he left off last season. Last year, he led the league in rebounds per game (10.1) and also averaged a double-double, with 15.3 PPG. This weekend, he opened the season with a 22-point, 23-rebound double-double. While undersized at his position, Evans has always been an elite rebounder, averaging 7.1 rebounds in 19.2 minutes per game for his NBA career.
BIG3 scores from Week 1
- 3-Headed Monsters 51, Trilogy 46
- Power 50, 3’s Company 38
- Bivouac 50, Enemies 43
- Triplets 50, Aliens 40
- Killer 3’s 54, Tri State 52
- Ghost Ballers 50, Ball Hogs 39