Riga impress on Day 1 at FIBA 3x3 World Tour Lausanne Masters 2018
Lausanne (FIBA 3x3 World Tour 2018) - Team Riga (LAT) impressed on Day 1 of the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters Lausanne, presented by VTX with a flawless record of 2-0. on August 24, 2018.
The Latvian studs, seeded 3rd at this Masters, dominated Pool C with wins over the young Team Kaunas (LTU) and Team Humpolec Bernard (CZE). They will face Team Amsterdam Inoxdeals (NED) in the quarter-finals. Karlis Lasmanis and Nauris Miezis played Batman and Robin again. Lasmanis had a team-high 14 points while Miezis had 6 key assists.
In Pool A, Team Novi Sad Al Wahda (SRB), the Lausanne Masters 2017 winners, won both their games with Dusan Bulut producing a new bunch of Sportscenter highlight plays. Amsterdam Inoxdeals also advanced from the pool to the Day 2 quarter-finals.
Pool B saw Team Liman Tesla Voda (SRB) advance with ease. However, the bigger story in Pool B was that last year's finalist Team Lausanne (SUI) brought the home crowd to its feet after beating Nice GRDF (FRA) and clinching their spot in the quarter-finals.
In Pool D, the reigning world tour champs Zemun (SRB) and qualifying draw winners Piran (SLO) will go on to play on Day 2.
Novi Sad Al Wahda (SRB) - Humpolec Bernard (CZE)
Zemun (SRB) - Lausanne (SUI)
Liman Tesla Voda (SRB) - Piran (SLO)
Riga (LAT) - Amsterdam Inoxdeals (NED)
In the shoot-out contest, Mintautas Bulanovas (Kaunas), Dominique Gentil (Nice GRDF), Westher Molteni (Lausanne) and Lazar Rasic (Zemun), advanced to the final.
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