Gurugram Masters have won three of the four rounds so far in 3BL Men’s Conference ‘A’.

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Chandigarh, 14th March 2022: Defending champions Gurugram Masters – featuring two Indian-origin 3×3 specialists – underlined their class in  3BL Men’s Conference ‘A’, winning their third ‘Round’ title. ‘3BL’, the only 3X3 Professional Basketball League in India is backed by the Basketball Federation of India and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA). The third season is being played at the Hotel Wyndham Chandigarh Mohali from 8th – 21st March 2022 and is seeing participation from top national and international men’s and women’s 3X3 basketball players.

Gurugram Masters bt Mumbai Heroes 21-14 in the Finals

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Facing off against nemesis Heroes, the only team to have beaten Masters in a Round so far, Masters knew they had to bring their ‘A’ game. The tense first half saw the two sides all locked up at 10 a-piece.

But as the saying goes, “defence wins championships”, and Gurugram’s defence put up a stupendous display to completely seal the basket for Mumbai.

With the scores tied at 10-10, Masters went on a massive 10-0 run – which is incredible considering that in the 3×3 format, the first team to reach 21 points wins the game.

Heroes were guilty of missing open two-point opportunities, while Masters were able to score both inside the paint and from the perimeter.

For his consistent showing throughout this Round, American Marcus James Hammonds II claimed his second Most Valuable Player (MVP) award.

BFI Secretary General Chander Mukhi Sharma congratulates 3BL

Basketball Federation of India Secretary-General Mr Chander Mukhi Sharma was present at the award distribution ceremony, and complimented 3BL’s efforts to grow the game of basketball in India.

“On behalf of Basketball Federation of India, I congratulate the Commissioner of 3BL Mr Rohit Bakshi and his entire team, who has started this venture in a very big way by involving a lot of good players of the country, and for the development and promotion of the game. It [3BL] will be a big way to support the Indian athletes in this country. I wish him all the best and success for this tournament,” said Mr Chander Mukhi Sharma, Secretary-General, BFI.

 

Round 4 {Men’s Conference ‘A’} Results

Finals
Gurugram Masters bt Mumbai Heroes 21-14
Semifinals
Gurugram Masters bt Bangalore Machas 21-15

Mumbai Heroes bt Goa Snipers 21-19

League Rounds
Pool A

Gurugram Masters bt Hyderabad Ballers 21-10

Goa Snipers bt Hyderabad Ballers 21-10

Gurugram Masters bt Goa Snipers 21-17

Pool B

Chandigarh Beasts bt Bangalore Machas 21-20

Mumbai Heroes bt Chandigarh Beasts 22-12

Bangalore Machas bt Mumbai Heroes 21-20

All results, team lists, pools and schedule can be accessed on the FIBA 3×3 website.

 

About 3×3 Pro Basketball League (‘3BL’) Season 3

3BL is India’s only Basketball Federation of India (BFI) and International Basketball Federation (FIBA) backed 3×3 Pro Basketball League. The third season of the League is underway in Chandigarh, between 8-21 March 2022, and will take place over six two-day rounds.

Besides the chance to win each round, top teams also get the exclusive opportunity to compete at FIBA 3×3’s international circuit such as Challengers and World Tours.

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