One week after beating Tauras and their 3-time Olympian Jonas Maciulis in the final, Juventus this time edged out Sakiai (21-19) in the title game. Sakiai is the only team in that 12-team league with significant 3x3 experience. Not only do they rank 6th in the FIBA 3x3 Team Ranking, they also won bronze last year repping Lithuania at the FIBA 3x3 Europe Cup. Despite a surge at the end by Sakiai, former Lithuanian basketball league MVP Vytautas Sulskis converted the decisive bucket to earn another 100 points in the league standings for Juventus Uniclub.,
Juventus Uniclub's Ignas Vaitkus led all players in Stop 2 with 41 points, 11 more than the next best scorer. Not bad for a player who didn't play in Stop 1 and who had the mission impossible to replace the team's top scorer last week Darius Tarvydas.
Juventus Uniclub heads into Stop-3 of the Hoptrans 3x3 tournament with 200 tour points. Sakiai has now moved into second place with 150 points and Tauras, who was second after Stop 1, moves to third place with 140 points. Check out the rest of the standings here.
Stop-3 of the Hoptrans 3x3 event will take place next Thursday and Friday, July 16-17, 2020. Check out all the 3x3 action on Youtube.com/FIBA3x3.