BIG3 League Basketball 2019 Results: Greg Oden’s Debut Among Sunday’s Highlights

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - JUNE 23: Greg Oden of the Aliens shoots over Chris Johnson of the Triplets during Week One of the BIG3 three on three basketball league at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on June 23, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/BIG3/Getty Images)

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After a fun opening day of the BIG3 season on Saturday, the remaining six teams kicked things off in 2019 Sunday.

Several notable players were in action on Day 2, with Greg Oden and the Aliens as well as Joe Johnson and the Triplets leading the way. Amar’e Stoudemire, Nate Robinson, Stephen Jackson, Mike Bibby, Carlos Boozer and more former NBA stars are on the rosters ready to continue their playing careers with the three-on-three competition.

Check out a full breakdown of Sunday’s action from Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

   

Schedule/Results

Triplets def. Aliens, 50-40

Killer 3’s vs. Tri-State

Ghost Ballers vs. Ball Hogs

     

Triplets 50, Aliens 40

Greg Oden was never healthy enough to live up to expectations in the NBA, but the 31-year-old now has a chance at a second career with the BIG3. The 2007 No. 1 overall pick made some plays in the paint Sunday for the Aliens:

He finished with eight points and six rebounds, providing some encouragement going forward.

However, his team wasn’t able to keep up as Joe Johnson took over for the Triplets.

The Aliens led 26-20 at the half, but the Triplets stormed back behind the coaching of Lisa Leslie.

Johnson looked like he did in his earlier playing days, showcasing his scoring ability in the lane on several big shots, including the game-winner:

The seven-time All-Star finished the game with 27 points and 16 rebounds while carrying a team that featured no one else topping 11 points. Al Jefferson and Jannero Pargo also helped out, but it was mostly a one-man show.

If Johnson can continue playing at this level, this squad could become one of the top contenders for the BIG3 season. Meanwhile, Oden can definitely help the Aliens win some games as the season progresses.

NBA News

via Bleacher Report – NBA http://bit.ly/2gMI6gF

June 23, 2019 at 11:34AM

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