A new BIG3 champion will be crowned on Saturday when the Triplets face the Enemies in the 2023 BIG3 Championship on Paramount+. The Enemies knocked out two-time defending champion Trilogy in the semifinals last week, while the Triplets beat the Ghost Ballers by five points. The Triplets went 6-2 in the regular season, putting them one game ahead of the Enemies (5-3) in the final BIG3 standings. This will be the first meeting between these teams this season. You can stream Saturday's action live on Paramount+.
The game will begin at 2 p.m. ET from The O2 Arena in London. Fans will get to watch the BIG3 All-Star game earlier in the day, with that contest beginning at 1 p.m. ET. You can watch Saturday's BIG3 basketball action on CBS and stream it live on Paramount+ with the must-have Premium plan.
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How to watch the BIG3 Basketball
- Date: Saturday, August 26
- Time: 2 p.m. ET
- TV: CBS
- Streaming: Paramount+ (get half-off an annual plan)
BIG3 predictions, picks for Saturday, August 26
Before tuning into Saturday's BIG3 action, you need to see the BIG3 basketball picks from SportsLine expert Brad Rowland. Rowland has covered the basketball world full-time since 2012, beginning with coverage of the Atlanta Hawks for various outlets. He has bylines for several national outlets and has been credentialed to the NBA Finals, Final Four and FIBA World Cup. He is also the host of the Locked on Hawks podcast and has been on the SportsLine staff since 2019.
For Saturday's BIG3 Championship 2023, Rowland is backing the Triplets to prevail over the Enemies. The Triplets have turned their fortunes around this season after superstar Joe Johnson missed most of the 2022 campaign. He ranks second in the league in points and rebounds and finished with 24 points and 10 rebounds in a double-double effort last week.
Johnson led the Triplets to a BIG3 title in 2019 and has even more support this year in the form of Jeremy Pargo, who had 17 points and three assists against the Ghost Ballers in the semifinals. Pargo ranks sixth in the BIG3 in scoring, giving the Triplets a deadly duo. These teams did not meet in the regular season, but the Triplets have proven themselves as the better team, so Rowland is happy to back them on Saturday. Stream the BIG3 Championship on Saturday here.
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.
2023 BIG3 schedule on CBS/Paramount+ for Saturday, Aug. 26
- Enemies vs. Triplets
- Gilbert Arenas (Coach)
- Nick Young (Captain)
- Isaiah Austin (Co-Captain)
- Elijah Stewart (Co-Captain)
- Quincy Miller
- Jordan Crawford
- Lisa Leslie (Coach)
- Joe Johnson (Captain)
- Jannero Pargo (Co-Captain)
- Jeremy Pargo (Co-Captain)
- Larry Sanders
- Damien Wilkins