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There's been a rise in popularity in three-on-three basketball in recent years, with the format being added to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and actor/rapper Ice Cube's BIG3 basketball league has plenty to do with it. The league is full of former NBA players, including former All-Star Joe Johnson, Sixth Man of the Year Leandro Barbosa, and two-time NBA Slam Dunk Contest winner Jason Richardson. On Saturday, Week 6 of the 2021 BIG3 schedule will take place with all 12 teams in action. You can stream Saturday's action on Paramount+.

On Saturday, you can watch Triplets vs. Killer 3's, Ghost Ballers vs. Trilogy, and Tri-State vs. Ball Hogs. All but one of those teams are in the top six in the 2021 BIG3 standings, so the action should be fast-paced and intense with just three games remaining before the start of the playoffs. You can watch these BIG3 basketball games 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 Triplets to stay perfect with a win over the Killer 3's on Saturday. The 2019 BIG3 champions are on top of the standings with a perfect 5-0 record and a roster loaded with former NBA players has provided head coach Lisa Leslie with ample firepower.

Johnson was a seven-time NBA all-star and is the defending BIG3 MVP after breaking the league scoring record with 175 points in eight regular-season games in his first season. In 2021, Johnson has been even better, averaging 27.0 points,11.8 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.6 steals per game.

"While the Killer 3's are a top-five team and boast a 3-2 record, the undefeated Triplets have been the best team to back on the money line all season," Tyree told SportsLine. "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)