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Trilogy Win 2nd Straight BIG3 Title, Beat Power to Clinch 3rd Championship in 5 Years

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured Columnist IVAugust 21, 2022

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Make it two titles in a row and three overall in five years for Trilogy.

The BIG3 dynasty added to its legend Sunday, beating Power convincingly, 51-35, to clinch the championship.

Earl Clark led the way with 22 points, eight rebounds and four blocks, while Isaiah Briscoe added 21 points and six boards in the win. Glen Rice Jr. paced Power with 23 points and 12 rebounds.

Briscoe sealed the title for Trilogy with a layup.

BIG3 @thebig3

ISAIAH BRISCOE LAYS IT IN FOR THE TITLE! TRILOGY ARE YOUR BACK-TO-BACK BIG3 CHAMPIONS.<a href="https://twitter.com/BIG3_Trilogy?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@BIG3_Trilogy</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/ZayBriscoe?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ZayBriscoe</a> <a href="https://t.co/xpAo4hij5V">pic.twitter.com/xpAo4hij5V</a>

And throughout the game, Power had few answers for the one-two punch of Briscoe and Clark.

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Isaiah Briscoe gets the scoring starting in the 2022 Championship with this 3-pointer!<a href="https://twitter.com/ZayBriscoe?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ZayBriscoe</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/BIG3_Trilogy?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@BIG3_Trilogy</a> <a href="https://t.co/EEWkxzvQE6">pic.twitter.com/EEWkxzvQE6</a>

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DPOY doing DPOY things in the BIG3 Championship <a href="https://twitter.com/BIG3_Trilogy?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@BIG3_Trilogy</a> <a href="https://t.co/3EHpGjHpsS">pic.twitter.com/3EHpGjHpsS</a>

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Earl Clark, corner specialist. <a href="https://twitter.com/BIG3_Trilogy?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@BIG3_Trilogy</a> <a href="https://t.co/51SDsZcpSf">pic.twitter.com/51SDsZcpSf</a>

Dude Love 🫶🏾 @Co_Chisejr

Earl Clark and Isiah Briscoe are cheat codes in the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BIG3?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BIG3</a>

That left more than a few folks wondering why Clark in particular—this year's BIG3 Defensive Player of the Year—wasn't playing in the NBA:

〽️urdaaaaa 〽️ @_meeeshh

i don't see why EARL CLARK still ain't in the nba??

Rich-El @richkidIV

Earl clark should still be in the league

The Trilogy were no strangers to adversity this season. The team's best player last season, Jarrett Jack, didn't return after taking a job on the Phoenix Suns' coaching staff before the 2021-22 NBA season.

Jack was replaced by Clark, and the Trilogy didn't miss a beat. In their postgame comments on CBS, head coach Stephen Jackson and Briscoe were both a bit perturbed that they didn't also claim the Coach of the Year and MVP awards, respectively, though each acknowledged the championship was better.

No doubt about that. Now, the Trilogy nickname aptly stands for the number of trophies the team has claimed in the short history of the BIG3.

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