Gurugram, 17th September 2017: Team Hamamatsu, Japan has been crowned champions of the ‘3×3 Road to Mexico’ that concluded a short while ago at the Ambience Mall in Gurugram. As winners, apart from a cash prize of INR 4,00,000/-, Hamamatsu have won an all expenses paid trip to participate in the FIBA 3×3 World Tour – Mexico City from 30th September to 1st October 2017.
The tournament was organized by YKBK Enterprise Pvt Ltd, as a showcase event for the international 3×3 Pro Basketball League ‘3BL’ that is slated to launch in India next year.
The final round of the dunk contest was also held with Dmitry ‘Smoove’ Krivenko of Ukraine winning over the crowd with some spectacular aerial acrobatics.
Final – Hamamatsu bt Yokohama 20-19
The final game of the tournament lived up to the glamour and excitement that has been served up by the tournament over the last two days, with Hamamatsu prevailing 20 – 19. The game began in spectacular fashion, with Palpreet Singh hitting two 3 pointers in the first minute and a half. Kiran Shastri kept the momentum going and he was doing it all in the game, knocking down threes and hustling relentlessly. Despite their efforts, Yokohama was leading 15 – 14 when Chris Brown knocked down a dagger from beyond the arc to extend the lead to three points. Then Hamamatsu took over again: Kiran Shastri backed down against his defender and scored over him, before Inderbir tied the game up with a 2-pointer. Things went awry when the ref called a technical, allowing Yokohama to go up 19 – 18. But Bikramjit took the lead with an and-1 play, and Hamamatsu managed to hold on to the lead to take the title.