Stephen Jackson Drops 22 as Killer 3's Upset 3's Company at BIG3 Basketball 2018

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistAugust 11, 2018

DULUTH, GA - AUGUST 10:  Stephen Jackson #5 of the Killer 3s drives to the basket against Andre Emmett of 3's Company during week eight of the BIG3 three on three basketball league at Infinite Energy Arena on August 10, 2018 in Duluth, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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The final week of 2018 BIG3 regular-season action took place Friday at Infinite Energy Center in Duluth, Georgia, as Power clinched the No. 1 seed in the playoffs.

With 3 Headed Monsters winning earlier in the night, Power needed a win in the final game of the regular season to earn the top spot, and it prevailed in convincing fashion.

Tri-State and 3's Company were also in action after having already clinched playoff berths last week.

Here is a rundown of how every BIG3 game played out Friday night. 

Friday's Scores and Schedule

Killer 3's def. 3's Company, 51-44

3 Headed Monsters def. Ghost Ballers, 51-37

Trilogy def. Tri-State, 50-40

Power def. Ball Hogs, 50-40

Friday's Results

Killer 3's 51, 3's Company 44

After struggling out of the gates this season, Killer 3's finally got a signature win by defeating 3's Company 51-44.

Killer 3's enjoyed a great performance from former Indiana Pacers and Golden State Warriors small forward Stephen Jackson, who scored a game-high 22 points:

Jackson's showing was bolstered by Alan Anderson's 16 points, and Metta World Peace netted six points as well for Killer 3's.

Star guard Andre Emmett turned in another strong showing for 3's Company with 20 points, while power forward Jason Maxiell added 16 points, including a monster dunk:

Emmett and Maxiell didn't get much help from their supporting cast, as Dahntay Jones and Keith Bogans combined for eight points, and no other player scored for the team.

Three-point shooting was the big difference in the game with Jackson, Anderson and Mike James combining for seven makes from beyond the arc, while Emmett was the only one to make any trifectas for 3's Company with two.

3 Headed Monsters 51, Ghost Ballers 37

With a dominant 51-37 win over Ghost Ballers on Friday, 3 Headed Monsters maintained their spot atop the standings at 7-1.

Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf continued his stellar season by leading all scorers with 19 points to go along with four assists.

Power forward Reggie Evans added 15 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists, while Jamario Moon put up 11 points for 3 Headed Monsters.

Ricky Davis was the star for Ghost Ballers in a losing effort with 16 points, including a four-point field goal:

Former NBA All-Star power forward Carlos Boozer was strong as well with 13 points and nine boards.

Despite boasting top-end talent such as Davis, Boozer and Mike Bibby, Ghost Ballers remained at the bottom of the standings, as the loss dropped them to 1-7.

Trilogy 50, Tri-State 40

Trilogy picked up an impressive win Friday to move its record to 3-5 as it defeated Tri-State 50-40.

Tri-State entered the game as the favorite, but it fell to 5-3 despite the best efforts of former New York Knicks guard Nate Robinson and former Phoenix Suns and Knicks big man Amar'e Stoudemire.

Robinson scored 11 points, and Stoudemire finished with 10 in the loss. As seen in the following video, they appeared to have a strong connection in the early going:

That didn't hold up, though, as Tri-State struggled from the field, and Trilogy found its stroke.

Al Harrington was Trilogy's leading scorer with 17 points, while James White, Rashad McCants and Derrick Byars pitched in with 11 points apiece.

White also hit the only four-pointer of the game:

Trilogy made three trifectas in the game as well, while Tri-State struggled from beyond the arc with just one three-pointer made.

Despite the win, Trilogy failed to reach the playoffs, which means it will not have a chance to repeat as league champion.

Power 50, Ball Hogs 40

Power are BIG3's top team entering the postseason after beating Ball Hogs 50-40 on Friday to improve to 7-1.

Glen "Big Baby" Davis continued his fine season by leading Power with 14 points to go along with four rebounds:

Corey Maggette added 11 points and seven boards for Power, while Cuttino Mobley scored seven points.

Chris "Birdman" Andersen was also a major factor for Power, finishing with three points, four rebounds and countless hustle plays:

Ball Hogs didn't have a single player reach double digits in scoring, as Brian Scalabrine led the way with nine points followed by Josh Childress with eight.

After Ball Hogs tightened the score just before halftime, Power pulled away in the second half and did enough to finish ahead of 3 Headed Monsters on a tiebreaker.

Power's drive for a championship will begin in next week's playoff semifinals when they face Tri-State.

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