Joe Johnson returned to a city and an arena where he starred in and put on a show. An undefeated team is no longer undefeated and Reggie Evans makes another case for league MVP in Brooklyn. So if you missed one of the best single day set of games in the Big 3 this season, lets catch you back up.
Triplets 50 (4-0) vs Tri State 37 (1-3)
Joe Johnson hit 516 career three-pointers as a member of the Brooklyn Nets, but none of them counted for four points. With a chance to close out the game, Johnson hit his first four-pointer in Brooklyn. His 17 points allowed the Triplets to be the only team in the Big 3 to still be undefeated with their 50-37 victory over Tri-State.
Even though Amar’e Stoudmire had 20 points and Jason Richardson had 13, the rest of their teammates combined for 4 points in their defeat. Al Jefferson added a double-double (14 points and 10 rebounds) for the Triplets.
Bivouac 50 (2-2) vs 3 Headed Monsters 43 (2-2)
Bivouac withstood a big game from Reggie Evans (21 points and 13 rebounds) to even their record on the season with a seven point victory over the 3 Headed Monsters. Will Bynum hit a game-winning three pointer to cap off his 13 point effort for Bivouac.
CJ Leslie had 12 points and 7 rebounds. The 3 Headed Monsters are now 2-2 on the season and they also got a season-high 13 points from Mario Chalmers in their effort.
Trilogy 50 (2-2) vs Killer 3s 48 (3-1)
In potentially the game of the year so far, Trilogy’s David Hawkins two-point free throw gave his team a 50-48 victory over the previously undefeated Killer 3s. Hawkins scored 21 points, including the final nine for his team. The victory puts Trilogy back at .500 on the season and back into the playoff chase.
Even though the Killer 3’s were down the majority of the game, they were able to gain the lead late because of big shots from Donte’ Greene (18 points) and Franklin Sessions (10 points). But wasn’t able to hold off Hawkins late push. Sam Young also added 13 points for Trilogy.