Lil Keed, Dominique Wilkins, Lil Scrappy, Clyde Drexler, and 12,000 diehard basketball fans packed State Farm Arena in downtown Atlanta to watch the Big3! Powered by founder and CEO Ice Cube, the Big3 features three-on-three basketball that has sharp shooters, physical play in the post and brings back a brand of play that most hoop heads fell in love with!
It was a homecoming for former Atlanta Hawks stars Joe Johnson and Josh Smith. “Iso” Joe came into Week 3 as the BIG3’s second leading scorer, averaging 23 points a game, but it was Smith who brought the early energy, scoring 19 in the first half to help Bivouac take a 25-14 lead at the break.
During the postgame press conference, Hall of Fame Legend Lisa Leslie said, “You learn the most about people during tough times and we were in a tough situation”. The Triplets clearly took their coach’s words to heart, steadily chipping away at a 12-point deficit, getting key contributions from Chris Johnson and Alan Anderson. Ultimately, Johnson’s explosive game would prove to be too much for Bivouac, as the former Atlanta Hawk added to his MVP-caliber campaign with 24 of his teams 37 points in the second half to keep the Triplet’s undefeated season alive.
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This article originally appeared in the Atlanta Voice.