ABU DHABI (UAE) - The Jimmer Fredette-led Miami (USA) won their second-ever Masters stop with a 13 - 21 victory against Partizan at the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Abu Dhabi Masters 2023 on October 29.
It was an unstoppable run for Miami the whole tournament, going 6 - 0 on their way to the title. They beat fellow American side Omaha in the quarter-finals handily before pulling away with a close 19 - 21 win against Lausanne Sport LS.
They went up against an equally on-fire Partizan side who had just come off an OT win against Ub Huishan NE in the semi-final. However, the defensive grit of Dylan Travis and Kareem Maddox grinded their momentum to a halt. Stefan Milivojevic led his side with 5 points, but it would be no match to Fredette who put up a whopping 12 points, catching fire late on. His dime to Canyon Barry sealed the game as Miami claimed their second-ever Masters stop.
Fredette was recognized as MVP of the event as he finished as the top scorer with 49 points and the highest Player Value score of 61.1.
In the Individual contests, Omaha’s Trey Bardsley won the Abu Dhabi Sports Council Shoot-Out Contest, while Rafal "Lipek" Lipinski won the Maurice Lacroix Dunk Contest.
1. Miami (USA)
2. Partizan (SRB)
3. Ub Huishan NE (SRB)
4. Lausanne Sport LS (SUI)
5. San Juan (PUR)
6. Beijing (CHN)
7. Omaha (USA)
8. Liman Huishan NE (SRB)
9. Jeddah (KSA)
10. Wuxi (CHN)
11.Manila Chooks (PHI)
12. Pirot (SRB)
13. Abu Dhabi (UAE)
14. Chonchi (CHI)
World Tour action returns to China as the Wuxi Masters takes place next weekend (November 4 - 5)
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. Maurice Lacroix the Official Timekeeper and Chooks-to-Go the Global Partner of the FIBA 3x3 World Tour 2023.
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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