The final weekend of 2019 regular season BIG3 action has arrived, and the season will go out with a bang, as all 12 teams will be in action on Saturday afternoon for what is being referred to as the BIG3 Ballout in Dallas.
Playoff stakes are on the line in every match-up in Dallas, as 9 of the 12 teams sit at either 4-3 or 3-4, and two open playoff spots remain. Two teams -- Power, and Triplets -- have already clinched a postseason berth, while one team -- the Ball Hogs -- has already been eliminated from playoff contention.
Despite already being eliminated, the Ball Hogs fought hard to pick up a win in the final game to avoid going winless. Later on, Joe Johnson and the Triplets took down the Ghost Ballers to clinch the top seed in the playoffs. In addition, the 3-Headed Monsters took down the Power in a close game, during which Glen "Big Baby" Davis had to be helped off the court after an injury. Stephen Jackson and the Killer 3s then cruised past Enemies to clinch a playoff spot. Finally, Tri State picked up a win over the Aliens to eliminate them from playoff contention and help punch 3 Headed Monsters' ticket to the playoffs.
In addition to six games of on-court action, the BIG 3 Ballout will also include top-level musical performances in between games, and meet and greet opportunities for fans with players.
"As a league, we want to continue to be innovative and provide our fans with a truly first-class experience, and there is no better way than this groundbreaking festival and celebration of basketball," BIG 3 co-founder Jeff Kwatinetz said of the BIG3 Ballout. "This will be a star-studded entertainment event with world-class musicians and athletes in a beautiful city with a rich basketball tradition."
With that said, here's everything you need to know about Week 9 in the BIG3.
Saturday, August 17
Week 9 games:
- Ball Hogs 50, Bivouac 48
- Triplets 51, Ghost Ballers 38
- 3 Headed Monsters 52, Power 46
- Killer 3's 50, Enemies 36
- 3's Company 50, Trilogy 28
- Tri State 51, Aliens 44
2-6 pm E.T. (CBS, CBS Sports Network)
American Airlines Center -- Dallas, Texas
BIG3 playoffs will be held on Aug. 25 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, while the championship game will be played a week later (Sept. 1) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.