MACAU - No.1 seeds Ub Huishan NE (SRB) continued their domination of the FIBA 3x3 World Tour 2023 after beating Liman (SRB) 21-16 in the final of the first-ever Macau Masters presented by Wynn on July 9.
Seeking a record-equalling fourth straight Masters title to start the season, Ub entered the final as favorites but met a familiar opponent in compatriots Liman.
Both teams brought the heat in the humid conditions as little separated them in an intense start.
A two-pointer from Vladimir Dordevic gave Ub a handy 15-12 lead and then two missed free throws from Ning Zhang proved costly.
A two-handed dunk from No.1 ranked player Strahinja Stojacic saw Ub inch closer and they shortly after sealed another victory to continue their unbeaten Masters streak in 2023.
Marko Brankovic was named MVP after topping player value (36.6) and overall scoring (34).
In the individual contests, Toronto KBA's Nemanja Mitrovic won the Maurice Lacroix Shoot-Out Contest, while Piotr Grabowski claimed the Chooks to go Dunk Contest.
1. Ub Huishan NE (SRB)
2. Liman Huishan NE (SRB)
3. Beijing (CHN)
4. Ulaanbaatar MMC Energy (MGL)
5. Riga (LAT)
6. Miami (USA)
7. Toronto KBA (CAN)
8. Raudondvaris Hoptrans (LTU)
9. Futian (CHN)
10. Wuxi (CHN)
11. Marseille (FRA)
12. Dusseldorf LFDY (GER)
13. Pasig TNT (PHI)
14. Doha Expo (QAT)
After a short break, the World Tour returns (July 28-July 29) with the Edmonton Masters.
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 2023.
FIBA 3x3 events are played on Enlio floors with Wilson balls, Schelde backstops, Bodet shot-clocks and the Magic Sky canopy system.
For further information about 3x3, visit fiba3x3.basketball, FIBA 3x3 accounts on Douyin, Facebook, Instagram, Sina Weibo, Tencent, TikTok, Twitch, Twitter, Youku and YouTube or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.