G1: Panthers vs Bachem, 8pm
Preview/Prediction: Great friends off the court- these two will be the first matchup of week 3. The Panthers lack size and defense but there shooting led by Maaz is a force to reckon with. Meanwhile their opponents, Bachem has made the necessary changes each week to keep a steady hand. Captain Freddie built his team for the long run with the Cheema boys being the main architects on the offense and in transition. As far as the contest, we expect lots of scoring opportunities. Especially in transition and at the perimeter. Look out for Adnan. He can do a lot with his 4 eyes. [: PREDICTION: Bachem 66, Panthers 61
FINAL SCORE: Panthers 54, Bachem 42 [Bachem arrived late, Panthers capitalized and held on for another win. And oh yeah, they added Terrance].
G2: Afghan Ballers vs OGz3.0, 9pm
Preview/Prediction: Based on Afghan Ballers play last week, it is obvious they are NOT as good as advertised. They suffer from age, injuries, and have no shooting. Their opponents, the OGz3.0 have a good energetic team but lack size in the paint which means they will only score from the perimeter or mid-level or transition. Our experts see this as a game of contrast. One will shoot and score off steals and in transition, while the other will play defense and score in the paint. X factors: Can anyone match Nafi’s defense? Will Shafi wake out of his shooting coma? Will Kamil modify his roster yet again? PREDICTION: Afghan Ballers 57, OGz3.0 53
FINAL SCORE: OGz3.0 79, Afghan Ballers 63 [OGz3.0 Came to play led by Bryan and Abdel and cruised to an easy victory over an imbalanced Afghan Ballers Squad].
G3: Uncle Drew vs. CBB, 10pm
Preview/Prediction: Our final game, the Zia captained Uncle Drew will take on the Certified Ballers who will make their debut in CBL (Captain Sayem). The name may be new, but the cast of characters are not – you have Ali, Taha, Sayem, Taimur, and company.
The experts expect the offense from both teams to be lit. In fact, expect a barrage of 3s and likely NO defense. When the final whistle is blown, look for Zo to dissect CB’s defense and lead his team to victory with the aide of CBLs cookie monster (Saleh) PREDICTION: Uncle Drew 68, CBs 62.
FINAL SCORE: CBB 62, Uncle Drew 49 [Sayem and company came out firing led by newbie Taimur who without flair nailed 3s after 3s to give the CBB a successful debut].
Refs. Mike and Mike
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