Triplets Come Back to Stay Unbeaten
Al Jefferson and the Triplets came back from a double-digit halftime deficit against the Bivouac to win their third straight game and remain undefeated on Sunday afternoon at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta with a dominant second half performance.
Big Al scored two points and grabbed three boards as the Triplets came from behind to defeat the Bivouac 51-45. The Triplets are now one of just two teams without a loss this season, with the other being the Killer 3’s led by Stephen Jackson.
The Triplets found themselves down 25-14 at the half, but then outscored the Bivouac 37-20 in the second half behind their captain Joe Johnson, who has been the star of the early season in the BIG3.
Iso Joe’s 26 points were highlighted by back-to-back threes late in the second half. The first, Joe nailed with a hand in his face to put the Triplets up 44-43. The second, came from the extended elbow to put the Triplets up 47-43. And finally, the comeback was completed by a Chris Johnson free throw to give the Triplets a 51-45 victory in Atlanta.
Next weekend, Big Al and the Triplets travel to Brooklyn to take on Tri-State. The team is coached by NBA legend Julius Erving and is led by former NBA players Jermaine O’Neal, Amar’e Stoudemire and Nate Robinson, though Stoudemire is eyeing a potential NBA return. Tip-off is set for 12:00 p.m ET at the Barclays Center.