PENANG (FIBA 3x3 World Tour 2018) - Liman Tesla Voda (SRB) won their 3rd Masters of the year after defeating Piran (SLO) 21-15 in the final of the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Penang Masters on October 13-14, 2018.
Stefan Stojacic aka 'Mister Robot' cracked the code in the championship game. The tournament MVP led all scorers in Malaysia and had a game-high 13 points in the final, including the game-winner from way outside. A minute of silence was observed before the game and all 8 players wore a black ribbon in tribute to FIBA Secretary General and IOC Member Patrick Baumann, who passed away during the night.
Liman Tesla Voda ended the Masters season as the number one team in the World Tour standings with 8 appearances and 3 titles (Utsunomiya, Chengdu and Penang).
Ten teams had already secured their ticket to the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Bloomage Beijing Final before Penang: Liman Tesla Voda (SRB), Novi Sad Al Wahda (SRB) - who won 5 titles in just 5 appearances, Ljubljana (SLO) - who were the only other team to win a Masters, Riga Ghetto (LAT), Amsterdam Inoxdeals (NED), Piran (SLO), Zemun (SRB), Humpolec Bernard (CZE), Saskatoon (CAN) and Princeton (USA).
Gagarin (RUS) and Delhi 3BL (IND) - 5th in Penang - finished 11th and 12th in the World Tour standings after 9 Masters and therefore won the last 2 tickets to China.
The FIBA 3x3 World Tour Bloomage Beijing Final will take place in the Chinese capital on October 27-28, 2018.
In the individual contests of the Penang Masters, 'Disco Domo' Jones (NY Harlem 3BALL USA (USA) dominated the shoot-out and 2-time FIBA 3x3 Dunk World Champion Dmitry 'Smoove' Krivenko (Ukraine) won the dunk contest and earned USD 2,500 in prize money.
1.Liman Tesla Voda (SRB)
2. Piran (SLO)
3.NY Harlem 3BALL USA (USA)
5.Delhi 3BL (IND)
7.Ralja Intergalactic (SRB)
9.Melbourne i-Athletic (AUS)
10. The Hague (NED)
11.Dongguan MC (CHN)
13. Tokyo (JPN)
14. Taoyuan Absolute33 (TPE)
ABOUT FIBA 3x3
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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