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BIG3 Week 9 Saturday Preview: Last week before playoffs; teams fight for final two spots

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Who will join Triplets and Power in the playoffs?

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It’s the last week of the BIG3 3x3 summer professional league. All teams will be playing on Saturday only. The Triplets (6-1) and the Power (5-2) have long secured the first two playoff spots, while the final two spots will be determined on Saturday. There are nine teams that have a record of 4-3 or 3-4 that will battle it out for those last two spots. It definitely will be interesting to see!


How to watch?

Game 1 will air on CBS Sports Network (CBSSN) and games 2-6 will be live on CBS. In the Washington area, CBS is on WUSA-TV (Channel 9).

Where and what time on August 17?

The games will be held at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. That’s home to the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks and the NHL’s Dallas Stars. The first game is set to tip-off at 2 p.m. followed by the remaining games.

Who is playing?

EVERYONE.

Bivouac vs Ball Hogs 2 p.m. ET

Triplets vs Ghost Ballers 3 p.m. ET

3 Headed Monsters vs Power 3:45 p.m. ET

Killer 3’s vs Enemies 4:30 p.m. ET

3’s Company vs Trilogy 5:15 p.m. ET

Tri-State vs Aliens 6 p.m. ET

For the Triplets and the Power it’s nothing but scrimmage games this week. As for all other teams, except for the Ball Hogs who are eliminated, a victory could mean a playoff spot and a loss could send you on an early vacation.

Joe Johnson of the Triplets could break the single season BIG3 scoring record as he’s 14 points away from tying it. The record is currently held by 3 Headed Monsters own captain Rashard Lewis (170 points) from season one. Johnson currently has 156 points. He also could break the single season BIG3 assists record which is currently held by Mike Bibby (30) as he has 26.