BIG3 Week 4 preview: Tri-State, 3 Headed Monsters cruising along to Motor City

The BIG3 is set to bring the show to the Motor City in Detroit in the fourth week of its sophomore season.

Heading into Motown, Tri-State and the 3 Headed Monsters are still atop of the standings after boasting an immaculate 3-0 record.

Meanwhile, the Ghost Ballers and the defending champs Trilogy came close in getting their first win but fell short.

A win by 3’s Company and a loss by Power gave both teams an identical win-loss records of 2-1 after week 3.

Killer 3’s and Ball Hogs are both listed at 1-2 in the standings.

FOX Sports PH takes a look at Week 4’s games.

Trilogy vs. Killer 3’s

A handful of notable NBA veterans are about face off in the first game of this week’s quadruple header. Fresh off from losing close games last week, these teams are expected to come out with a vengeance starting from their star players. Al Harrington is set to lead the Trilogy once more in head coach Rick Mahorn’s Pistons homecoming. He will be aided by the return of Rashad McCants and Dahntay Jones, who made his debut in scoring eight markers last week.

The Killer 3’s are to be led by none other than Stephen Jackson, who is currently fifth in scoring (52) and first in the league in steals (4). Alongside him are the likes of bruiser Metta World Peace and sweet shooting guard Alan Anderson, who tallied a team-best 15 points last week in their tiff against the 3 Headed Monsters.

Ball Hogs vs. 3’s Company

The second game features two of the league’s top snipers in Baron Davis for the 3’s Company and Deshawn Stevenson for the Ball Hogs. Through Stevenson’s torrid shooting from deep, his five three-pointers paced the Ball Hogs to their first win in Week 3 against the hapless Ghost Ballers. League newcomer Jermaine Taylor proved his worth by chipping in 15 points as well.

Baron Davis, on the other hand, has continued his scoring ways as he’s currently second overall in points (61), first in the league both in three-pointers and four-pointers made (8 and 2 respectively), featuring his game-winning trey against the defending champs Trilogy in Week 3. Andre Emmett is also expected to light up the score board for 3’s Company as he scored a team-high 20 points last game.

3 Headed Monsters vs. Tri-State

In a battle of teams with unblemished records, expect a lot of fireworks looking into this matchup. Unfortunately, for the 3 Headed Monsters, they will be without Rashard Lewis due to his apparent knee injury suffered last week in their tiff against Killer 3’s. He will be backed up by stalwarts in Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, Qyntel Woods, and Reggie Evans who scored 20, 10, and 8 respectively in their last game.

Tri-State is slowly emerging as the league’s top dog thanks in large part to David Hawkins. The hefty Hawkins is currently third in points (57), third in rebounds (21), first in assists (13) and is an early MVP candidate. Nate Robinson, Jermaine O’Neal and Amar’e Stoudemire will continue to hold down the fort for Tri-State.

Ghost Ballers vs. Power

It’s puzzling as to why the Ghost Ballers are still winless, despite being close in every game that they’ve played this season. Carlos Boozer has been a force inside as he is currently fourth overall in scoring (54), first in rebounds (27), and second in total shots made (20). Former NBA swingman Ricky Davis has been filling up the stat sheet as well as he is sixth in scoring (45) and third in assists (8) for the Ghost Ballers. More than anything, they need guys like Marcus Banks and Mario West to step up for them to have a chance.

On the other hand, Power will continue to feature their multi-faceted attack with their former NBA cagers as well. Much of the team’s offense will be resting on Corey Maggette’s shoulders as he is currently leading the league in points (67) and total field goals made (22). On defense, Power has held their own with their players leading in rebounds and blocks. Cuttino Mobley is sixth in the league in rebounds with 18, while Corey Maggette is at the top with 27. Chris Andersen was also effective at deterring shot makers with five swats to his name. The team is set to field Xavier Silas, who played last season for the Ball Hogs and Tri-State.

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