BIG3 preview, standings, roster, schedule, Paramount+ streaming: August 7 picks from basketball ...

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Week 6 of the 2021 BIG3 basketball season will take place on Saturday at Chicago Credit Union 1 Arena. Once again, the other 11 teams in the league are looking up in the BIG3 standings at the Triplets. The 2019 BIG3 champions are coached by Lisa Leslie and feature a roster loaded with former NBA players, including seven-time NBA All-Star Joe Johnson. On Saturday, the Triplets (5-0) will take on the fifth-place Killer 3's, who are coached by Charles Oakley and led by former Kings forward and international star Donte Green. You can stream Saturday's action on Paramount+.

Ghost Ballers vs. Trilogy and Tri-State vs. Ball Hogs will be the other two games on CBS on Saturday afternoon. while Aliens vs. Power, 3 Headed Monsters vs. Enemies and 3's Company vs. Bivouac will wrap up the action later in the day. With a slew of former NBA stars making up the rosters and coaching staffs, the action should be tightly contested and can quench your basketball thirst now that the NBA season is over. You can watch Saturday's BIG3 basketball on CBS starting at noon ET and stream it live on Paramount+ with the must-have Premium plan.

Paramount+ now has levels of membership so you can watch the BIG3 and much more. The Premium Plan is $9.99 per month and you can watch your local CBS live stream (including plenty of sports like SEC on CBS, NFL on CBS, and the PGA Tour), no ads, on demand and the ability to download episodes for offline viewing. Both plans come with a free week to start, so sign up now here.

How to watch the BIG3 Basketball

  • Date: Saturday, Aug. 7
  • Time: Noon ET
  • TV: CBS
  • Streaming: Paramount+

BIG3 predictions, picks for Saturday, August 7

Before you tune in to Saturday's BIG3 action, you need to see the BIG3 basketball picks from SportsLine expert Ameer Tyree. Tyree joined SportsLine after working as an NBA Fantasy sports and betting specialist at DraftKings and has a history of profitable basketball plays that help bettors find edges.

For Saturday's BIG3 action, Tyree is backing the the Triplets to stay perfect with a win over the Killer 3's on Saturday. Having a ball-dominant scorer is a recipe for success in 3-on-3 basketball, and Johnson has proven himself as the most capable scorer in the league since joining the Triplets when they were an expansion team in 2019.

Johnson is averaging 27.3 points per game this season and hasn't scored fewer than 23 points in a game and that's far from the only way that the former NBA All-Star has been contributing. In addition to leading the BIG3 in scoring, Johnson leads the league in rebounds (59), assists (17) and steals (8), while teammate Jannero Pargo leads the league in 3-point field goals made (15).

"The Killer 3's managed to secure one quality win against Power last time out, but both other wins came against the 11th and 12th ranked teams," Tyree told SportsLine. "Donte Green carries the offense for the Killer 3's but is less prolific than Johnson at scoring, rebounding, and passing. One of his supporting players will have to step up, as none of them are averaging double-digits in points. Expect the Triplets to improve to 6-0."

How to watch the BIG3 on Paramount+

Now that you know who to pick, get ready to stream the BIG3. Visit Paramount+ now to see the BIG3, your live local CBS sporting events, some of the world's top soccer matchups and much more.

2021 BIG3 schedule on CBS/Paramount+ for Saturday, August 7

  • Tri-State vs. Ball Hogs
  • Ghost Ballers vs. Trilogy
  • Triplets vs. Killer 3's

Ghost Ballers roster

  • Ricky Davis (captain)
  • Chris Johnson (co-captain)
  • Mike Taylor (co-captain)
  • Craig Smith
  • Cheyne Gadson
  • Coach: George Gervin

Trilogy Roster

  • Jarrett Jack (captain)
  • Amir Johnson (co-captain)
  • James White (co-captain)
  • Qyntel Woods
  • Isaiah Briscoe
  • Coach: Stephen Jackson

Ball Hogs roster

  • Brian Scalabrine (captain)
  • Will McDonald (co-captain)
  • Leandro Barbosa (co-captain)
  • Spencer Hawes
  • Jodie Meeks
  • Coach: Rick Barry

Tri-State roster

  • Nate Robinson (captain)
  • Larry Sanders (co-captain)
  • Jason Richardson (co-captain)
  • Justin Dentmon
  • Tony Wroten
  • Earl Clark
  • Coach: Julius "Dr. J" Erving

Killer 3's roster

  • Franklin Session (captain)
  • Josh Powell (co-captain)
  • Donte Greene (co-captain)
  • CJ Watson
  • Mo Charlo
  • Coach: Charles Oakley

Triplets roster

  • Joe Johnson (captain)
  • Al Jefferson (co-captain)
  • Jannero Pargo (co-captain)
  • Sergerio Gipson
  • Jamario Moon
  • Alan Anderson
  • Coach: Lisa Leslie

2021 BIG3 standings

  1. Triplets (5-0)
  2. Ghost Ballers (4-1)
  3. Trilogy (3-1)
  4. Tri-State (3-2)
  5. Killer 3's (3-2)
  6. 3 Headed Monsters (3-2)
  7. Power (3-2)
  8. Ball Hogs (2-2)
  9. Enemies (1-4)
  10. 3's Company (1-4)
  11. Aliens (1-4)
  12. Bivouac (0-5)

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