Novi Sad Al Wahda extend unprecedented streak with FIBA 3x3 World Tour Hyderabad Masters 2018 title
HYDERABAD (FIBA 3x3 World Tour 2018) - Novi Sad Al Wahda (SRB) continued to make history after winning their 5th Masters of the season in Hyderabad, India on September 22-23, 2018.
The two-time World Tour winners not only won each and every Masters in which they participated this year, they also finished the Masters season undefeated in 27 games! They did not qualify neither for the Chengdu Masters nor for the Penang Masters and will make their next appearance at the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Bloomage Beijing Final on October 27-28, 2018.
The number one team in the world won every game before the limit in Hyderabad and defeated archrivals Liman Tesla Voda (SRB) 21-16 in the final. Tournament MVP Dejan Majstorovic stepped up in the final minute of the game with back-to-back 2-pointers for the win and the USD 30,000 cheque, their 5th in 2018.
His teammate Dusan Bulut topped all scorers with 45 points in 5 games.
In the individual contests, Stanislav Sharov (Gagarin, RUS) won the shoot-out while Poland star dunker Rafal 'Lipek' Lipinski ruled the dunk contest and earned USD 2,500 in prize money.
1.Novi Sad Al Wahda (SRB)
2. Liman Tesla Voda (SRB)
3. Riga Ghetto (LAT)
4. Princeton (USA)
5. Gagarin (RUS)
6. Belgrade (SRB)
7. Delhi 3BL (IND)
8. Piran (SLO)
9. Bangalore 3BL (IND)
10. São Paulo DC (BRA)
11. Gdansk Energa 3x3 (POL)
12. Hyderabad 3BL (IND)
The 8th Masters of the season will take place in Chengdu, China on September 29-30, 2018.
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Exciting, urban and innovative, 3x3 is inspired by several forms of streetball played worldwide and is considered the world’s number one urban team sport. Steered by FIBA, games see two teams of three players face off on a basketball half-court.
It was played successfully for the first time in international competition at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore and since then has benefited from the launch of a yearly city-based FIBA 3x3 World Tour (www.fiba.basketball/3x3worldtour) and national-team FIBA 3x3 World & Continental Cups. On June 9, 2017, 3x3 was added to the Olympic Program, starting from the Tokyo 2020 Games.
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