Amsterdam Talent&Pro win first-ever Masters at FIBA 3x3 World Tour Doha Masters 2021 on unbelievable Tissot buzzer beater
DOHA (Qatar) - Amsterdam Talent&Pro (NED) won their first-ever FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters after defeating 4-time World Tour winners Novi Sad (SRB) (21-19) in the final of the Doha Masters on March 27, 2021.
With the game tied at 19 with a few seconds to go in the game, new recruit Maksim Kovacevic swished an amazing shot off the handoff from outside the arc to give Amsterdam Talent&Pro their first-ever title on the World Tour. He scored a whopping 13 points in the championship game.
His teammate Arvin Slagter topped all scorers at the event with 35 points and was named MVP.
The number one 3x3 player in the world Dusan Bulut did not win this time but he still led a new-look Novi Sad team all the way to the final. New addition Strahinja Milosevic led his squad in scoring in Doha with 31 points.
In the individual contests, Piotr 'Grabo' Grabowski (POL) won the Elite Air Dunk Contest while Darius Tarvydas (Sakiai Gulbele, LTU) dominated the McDonalds Shoot-out Contest
All the health and safety measures requested by local and national authorities and the Guidelines for the Return to Basketball, developed by the FIBA Medical Advisory Group (MAG), which were successfully introduced last season, were implemented once again.
DOHA MASTERS STANDINGS
1. Amsterdam Talent&Pro (NED)
2. Novi Sad (SRB)
3. Liman (SRB)
4. Riga (LAT)
5. Ub (SRB)
6. Graz (AUT)
7. Piran (SLO)
8. NY Harlem (USA)
9. Edmonton (CAN)
10. Princeton (USA)
11. Sakiai Gulbele (LTU)
12. Lusail (QAT)
13. Manila Chooks TM (PHI)
14. Doha (QAT)
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 city-based FIBA 3x3 World Tour and national-team FIBA 3x3 World & Continental Cups.
On 9 June 2017, 3x3 was added to the Olympic Program, starting from the Tokyo Games.
Wilson is the Global Ball and Apparel Partner and Tissot the Official Timekeeper of FIBA 3x3.
FIBA 3x3 events are played on Enlio floors with Wilson balls, Schelde backstops, and the Magic Sky canopy system.