Utsunomiya, Japan, July 29, 2018: Liman Tesla Voda (SRB) won the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Utsunomiya Masters 2018 in Japan on July 28-29.
The Serbian squad bounced back in the best way after losing in the title game of the Saskatoon Masters a week ago. The number 2 team in the world defeated Amsterdam Inoxdeals (NED) in the final in Japan.
Stefan Kojic led all scorers in the final with 6 points. His teammate Stefan Stojacic added 4 and was named MVP after scoring a third-best 27 points, including a cold-blooded game-winner in the quarter-finals against Humpolec Bernard (CZE).
This marked Liman Tesla Voda’s third all-time Masters title. They took home the USD 30,000 cheque and stamped their ticket to the Bloomage Beijing Final, which will take place on October 27-28.
In the individual contests, local favorite Sho Hasegawa (Okayama) won the shoot-out contest. US pro dunker Jordan Southerland dominated the dunk contest and cashed in USD 2,500 in prize money.
Utsunomiya was hosting a FIBA 3×3 World Tour Masters for the third year in a row, in one of the most iconic locations in the history of 3×3, in front of the Futaarayama Jinja shrine.
The third Masters of the season will be held in Prague,Czech Republic on August 4-5.
1. Liman Tesla Voda (SRB)
2. Amsterdam Inoxdeals (NED)
3. Ljubljana (SLO)
4. Zemun (SRB)
5. Piran (SLO)
6. Humpolec Bernard (CZE)
7. Auckland (NZL)
8. Okayama (JPN)
9. Delhi 3BL (IND)
10. Dongguan MC (CHN)
11. Melbourne i-Athletic (AUS)
12. Ulaanbaatar (MGL)
13. Utsunomiya BREX (JPN). —- FIBA
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