MONTREAL (Canada) - Edmonton were the only Canadian team to make it through to the quarter-finals on Day 1 at the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Montreal Masters on September 7, 2019.
The Canadian squad, led by Steve Sir with 21 points, finished Day 1 of the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Montreal Masters undefeated and on top of Pool C after their two wins over Lausanne Masters winners NY Harlem (21-19) and San Juan, from Puerto Rico. With Jordan Baker back on the World Tour after 7 years (!), the Canadians were just unstoppable in pool play. NY Harlem, who defeated San Juan, will join them on Sunday.
Another day in the office for Novi Sad and Dusan Bulut. Mr, Bulutproof led all scorers with 22 points (tied with Disco Domo of NY Harlem). The 3.time World Tour winners were too much to handle for Old Montreal (21-14) and Lausanne (21-13). Marko Savic broke the internet in the first game of the day with a dime of the year candidate.
Pool B was a thriller with Sakiai Gulbele (LTU) and Sao Paulo DC (BRA) fighting until the last second for second place. Finally, the Lithuanians took the W thanks to an ice-cold TISSOT Buzzer beater courtesy of Marijus Uzupis. A 3-man Liman squad advanced thanks to their win over Sakiai in their opener thanks to another TISSOT Buzzer Beater, this time, courtesy of Aleksandar Ratkov
World Tour 2017 winners Zemun (SRB) and Saskatoon Masters 2019 winners Piran (SLO) made it out of Pool D thanks to their wins over Toronto
Novi Sad - NY Harlem
Zemun - Sakiai Gulbele