BIG3 Week 1 Recap: Joe Johnson Takes Over

Monday, June 24, 2019 12:43 PM UTC

Monday, Jun. 24, 2019 12:43 PM UTC

The BIG3 had an exciting opening weekend, with two games coming down to the wire and four teams making their debuts.

<p>One of the bigger storylines was Joe Johnson's debut as the captain of Triplets. Johnson, a seven-time NBA All-Star, led the team to a 50-40 win against Aliens after exploding for 27 points, 16 rebounds and four assists while making three 3-pointers.</p><div>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;ISO JOE!&lt;br /&gt;Joe Johnson put up 27 PTS, 16 REB, 4 AST in his &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;@TheBIG3&lt;/a&gt; debut. The rest of his team had 24 PTS. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt; &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— (@Ballislife) &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;June 23, 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt; &lt;script async src=\"\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;"}[/]</div><p>Johnson played 17 seasons in the NBA, averaging 16.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.9 assists in 1276 games (1091 starts) for the Celtics, Suns, Hawks, Nets, Heat, Jazz and Rockets and many, including me, believe he should still be in the league. Iso Joe is just too good and he will make Triplets one of the teams to watch this season.</p><p>Cuttino Mobley also had a big game, he led the defending champion Power to an easy 50-38 win against 3's Company and his 28 points were the highest among all BIG3 players this week.</p><p>Here are other performances worth mentioning:</p><p>Amar'e Stoudemire: 26 points and 10 rebounds for Tri State</p><p>Reggie Evans: 22 points and 23 rebounds for 3-Headed Monsters</p><p>BIG3 Week 1 results:</p><p>3-Headed Monsters 51, Trilogy 46</p><p>Power 50, 3's Company 38</p><p>Bivouac 50, Enemies 43</p><p>Triplets 50, Aliens 40</p><p>Killer 3's 54, Tri State 52</p><p>Ghost Ballers 50, Ball Hogs 39</p><p><strong><u>Odds to win the 2019 BIG3 Championship<br />(Courtesy of <a href=";book=JAZZ" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jazz Sports</a>)</u></strong></p><p>Power +450</p><p>3-Headed Monsters +525</p><p>Bivouac +625</p><p>Triplets +675</p><p>Aliens +700</p><p>Tri State +750</p><p>Enemies +800</p><p>Killer 3's +800</p><p>Trilogy +1000</p><p>3's Company +1000</p><p>Ball Hogs +1200</p><p>Ghost Ballers +1200</p>
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