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Miami win FIBA 3×3 World Tour Edmonton 2024

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EDMONTON (Canada) – Miami (USA) go unbeaten in Canada, defeating Vienna (AUT) 21-18 in a nail-biting final to win the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Edmonton 2024 on July 7.

They handled business in dominant fashion all tournament, last fending off Serbian powerhouse Partizan to book a spot in the final. They would face Austrian side Vienna who cleaned up on their side of the bracket as well.

The finals matchup started off cagey with both teams looking to grind the other down defensively. Vienna started off scoring in the interior before Miami star Jimmer Fredette got things going for his side from mid-range.

With both sides having players adept at creating their own shot, what followed was a back and forth scoring battle with no team letting up the edge. Quincy Diggs made huge buckets to give Vienna a slight advantage early on but Miami stayed within distance thanks to the incisive Canyon Barry and Kareem Maddox. Dylan Travis proved to be immense on both ends of the floor.

A huge two from Maddox handed a late lead to Miami at 16 – 15. Barry came in clutch as well with late buckets, it was him who finally iced proceedings with a surging lay, earning Miami a thrilling 21 – 18 win.

Fredette was an offensive machine yet again for Miami, finishing as scoring leader for his side with 34 including 8 in the final. He led the entire competition in Player Value with 49.8, earning MVP plaudits.

In the individual contests, NY Harlem’s Kidani Brutus won the Maurice Lacroix shoot-out contest while Donovan Hawkins won the dunk contest.

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Miami (USA)
2. Vienna (AUT)
3. Partizan (SRB)
4. NY Harlem (USA)
5. Ulaanbaatar MMC Energy (MGL)
6. Barcelona Panthers (ESP)
7. Lausanne (SUI)
8. Bordeaux Ballistik (FRA)
9. Riffa (BRN)
10. Beijing (CHN)
11. Marseille (FRA)
12. San Juan Church’s (PUR)
13. Princeton (USA)
14. Winnipeg (CAN)

The 3×3 World Tour is back next weekend in Almaty (July 13-14)

About FIBA 3×3

Exciting, urban and innovative, 3×3 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. 3×3 made its Olympic debut at the Tokyo 2020 Games.

Wilson is the Global Ball Partner and Maurice Lacroix the Official Timekeeper of the FIBA 3×3 World Tour 2024.

FIBA 3×3 events are played on Enlio floors with Wilson balls, Schelde backstops, Bodet shot-clocks and the Magic Sky canopy system.

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