Riga win their first FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters of 2022 in Montreal

5 Sep 2022

MONTREAL (Canada) - The FIBA 3x3 World Tour 2020 winners Riga (LAT) finally claimed their first success of the season on the pro circuit at the Montreal Masters on September 3-4, 2022.

The Latvians defeated Sakiai Gulbele (LTU) 19-17 in a thrilling all-Baltic final. It was the first time this year that Riga were able to have their four Olympic champions on the roster. Their star player Karlis Lasmanis led the scoring charts in Montreal and was named MVP. He had a game-high 8 points in the final. Aurelijus Pukelis scored 7 for Sakiai Gulbele in the losing effort.

In the individual contests, Steve Sir (Ulaanbaatar MMC Energy , MGL ) took home the Wilson Shoot-Out Contest, while Jordan Southerland (USA) won the Podium Dunk Contest.

FINAL STANDINGS
1. Riga (LAT)
2. Sakiai Gulbele (LTU)
3. Vienna (AUT)
4. Omaha 3Ball (USA)
5. Beijing (CHN)
6. Ulaanbaatar MMC Energy (MGL)
7. Princeton (USA)
8. San Juan (PUR)
9. Winnipeg (CAN)
10. Lublin Lotto (POL)
11. Chicago (USA)
12. Gatineau (CAN)
13. Old Montreal (CAN)
13. Sao Paulo DC (BRA)

The FIBA 3x3 World Tour will be back on September 24-25 with the Utrecht Masters.

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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 professional circuit for men and women (World Tour and Women’s Series respectively) and national-team competitions.

3x3 made its Olympic debut at the Tokyo 2020 Games.

Wilson is the Global Ball Partner. Wilson is also the Apparel Partner, Maurice Lacroix the Official Timekeeper and Chooks-to-Go the Global Partner of the FIBA 3x3 World Tour 2022.

FIBA 3x3 events are played on Enlio floors with Wilson balls, Schelde backstops, Bodet shot-clocks and the Magic Sky canopy system.

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