ABU DHABI (UAE) - Miami (USA) go undefeated on Day 1 of the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Abu Dhabi Masters on October 28.
Miami were effective as ever in Abu Dhabi, starting off with a hard-fought 16 - 15 victory over Pirot. Dusan Filipovic led his side with 6 points, but they just fell short to the Jimmer Fredette-led side. Canyon Barry and Kareem Maddox combined for 11 points while it was Fredette who clutched up with a bucket with seconds to go to snatch victory away from the Serbian side.
It was the physical and high-flying San Juan next. Antonio Ralat, who has been on an offensive tear recently went off yet again. He put up 10 points in their opening game, but it was Jimmer who answered the call with a superb 11-point display. It was yet again his heroics that called game for Miami as they finished Pool play 2-0.
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Ub Huishan NE (SRB) and Partizan (SRB) also went undefeated in the Group Phase.
Despite suffering a loss to Ub in their opener, Omaha (USA) were once again a force to be reckoned with, much thanks to Mitch Hahn who was the hub for his side. A strong presence on both ends of the game, Hahn finished with the second most key assists for the day with 5 along with tallying up the highest Player Value score of 18.8.
Ub Huishan NE (SRB) - San Juan (PUR)
Partizan (SRB) - Liman Huishan NE (SRB)
Lausanne Sport LS (SUI) - Beijing (CHN)
Miami (USA) - Omaha (USA)
- Trey Bardsley finished as top scorer with 19 points.
- Mitch Hahn finished with the highest Player Value score of 18.8.
- Partizan’s Stefan Milivojevic finished with 14 highlights.
- Manila’s Tosh Sesay grabbed the most rebounds on the day (19).
- Partizan only conceded 16 points on Day 1.