CBS Sports: 2019 BIG3 Championship Recap
By Michael Kaskey-Blomain September 1, 2019
The 2019 BIG3 season is officially over, and for the third consecutive year, a new champion has been crowned. In Sunday’s championship game, MVP Joe Johnson led the No. 1-seeded Triplets against Stephen Jackson and the No. 2-seeded Killer 3s.
The margin was tight down the stretch, but in the end, Johnson was the MVP for a reason. He led Triplets to their first championship, 50-39, over Killer 3s. Johnson, of course, won the championship with a three-pointer. He poured in 28 points in the championship game, capping off a nearly flawless season for the former NBA All-Star.
Before that game tipped off, Power and 3 Headed Monsters battled for third place. Power made it close in the end, but 3 Headed Monsters prevailed with a 50-42 victory. Corey Maggette, who won 2018’s championship and MVP award for Power, retired from the BIG3 after the game.
Last Sunday, Bivouac defeated 3’s Company 50-36 in the fifth-place game to cap off their first season in the BIG3. Though it’s far from a championship, the victory is something for Bivouac to build upon moving forward.