Bernard Parks hit a game-winning three-pointer to push Atlanta Dirty South to a 76-74 comeback win over Purple & Black. After Christian Nwogbo converted six straight free throws and Purple & Black’s Thomas Gipson III made two free throws to give his team a one-point lead, Parks drilled a three-pointer from the wing to give Atlanta Dirty South the dramatic victory. Parks finished with a team-high 18 points in the win for Atlanta Dirty South, which trailed by six points entering the Elam Ending. Marquis Addison’s game-high 25 points led the way in the losing effort for Purple & Black, which had led by as many as 14 points.
TBT features 72 teams of top professional, college alumni, and international basketball players competing in a single-elimination 5-on-5 tournament for a winner-take-all $2 Million prize. All 72 games will air on ESPN networks beginning Friday, June 29, culminating with the championship game on Friday, August 3 live at 9:00 pm ET on ESPN. Regional competitions will be hosted in Richmond (July 13-15), Los Angeles (July 13-15), Brooklyn (July 20-22) and Columbus (July 20-22), with the semifinals and championship game in Baltimore (August 2-3).
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