3BL Round 5 was the fourth title for the defending champions Gurugram Masters in Men’s Conference ‘A’. Masters beat first time finalists Goa Snipers 21-15 in the finals.

Chandigarh, 16th March 2022: Defending champion Gurugram Masters – a diverse squad of two Indian-origin 3×3 specialists, an American and a former Indian U18 National team player – clinched the 3BL Round 5 title in Men’s Conference ‘A’.

‘3BL’, the only 3X3 Professional Basketball League in India is backed by the Basketball Federation of India and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA). Masters’ Indian origin point guard Inderbir Gill was named Most Valuable Player (MVP). 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.

3BL Round 5 was the last chance for teams to improve their seeding going into the sixth ‘finale’ round that will decide the overall ‘3BL Season 3 Champion’.

Gurugram Masters bt Goa Snipers 21-15 in the finals

Gurugram Masters team is headlined by Indian-origin 3×3 specialists Inderbir Gill and Bikramjit Gill, along with ‘Young Bull’ Vivek Chauhan (a former India U18 National team player) and American Marcus James Hammonds II.

Goa Snipers are led by senior Indian national team players Jagdeep Bains and Prudhvi Reddy.

The Masters began the game with a series of tremendous blocks, making their defensive intent clear. Living up to their name, the Snipers kept firing shots to stay level. But soon enough, the defending champions Masters took firm control of the game.

This was the first finals appearance for Goa Snipers, and their inexperience showed. In a matter of minutes, Masters’ lead swelled to 13-7. Thanks to a deep two-pointer by Prudhvi Reddy, Snipers clawed back to within two, 13-15. Thereafter however, Goa was able to score just two more points, while Masters sealed the deal with six points of their own.

Round 5 {Men’s Conference A} Results

Finals
Gurugram Masters bt Goa Snipers 21-15
Semifinals
Gurugram Masters bt Bangalore Machas 21-17

Goa Snipers bt Mumbai Heroes 21-14

League Rounds
Pool A

Gurugram Masters bt Chandigarh Beasts 21-9

Goa Snipers bt Chandigarh Beasts 21-13

Gurugram Masters bt Goa Snipers 22-17

Pool B

Mumbai Heroes bt Hyderabad Ballers 21-19 (Overtime)

Bangalore Machas bt Hyderabad Ballers 19-16

Mumbai Heroes bt Bangalore Machas 21-14

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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