One month after Chengdu, Novi Sad won their second Masters of the season. The number one team in the world seemed like they had an early flight to catch: they won all 5 games before the 10-minute limit. Even more impressive:their most difficult success was an 8-point landslide!
In the final, Bulut scored just 6 points but set up his teammates Tamas Ivosev and Dejan Majstorovic, who both contributed 7 points.
It was a bittersweet ending for NY Harlem , who lost their third final in Mexico City. After beating the 2nd and 3rd team in the world earlier in the tournament, the New Yorkers hit a wall in the final. Their leader Dominique Jones aka 'Disco Domo' - who finished 2nd overall in scoring - was held to just 3 points in the final.
With this win, Novi Sad also take the lead in the World Tour standings with 270 points, ahead of Riga Ghetto (LAT) and Liman (SRB).
In the individual contests, recent FIBA 3x3 World Cup MVP Robbie Hummel (Princeton, USA) caught fire in the shoot-out contest with 15 points from a possible 21. Another American stole the spotlight in the dunk contest,. Jordan Southerland had a couple of perfect scores with some never-seen-before dunks, including a 360 jam switching hands in mid-air.
1. Novi Sad (SRB)
2. NY Harlem (USA)
3. Liman (SRB)
4. Amsterdam (NED)
5. Princeton (USA)
6. Riga Ghetto (LAT)
7. Campinas (BRA)
8. Edmonton (CAN)
9. Mexico City Ruido Qro (MEX)
10.The Hague (NED)
12.São Paulo DC (BRA)
The 4th Masters of the season will be played in Saskatoon, Canada on July 20-21, 2019.