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Novi Sad wins 3x3 World Tour Final anew, clinches title at home

FIBA
By Ivan Saldajeno

ABU DHABI—Novi Sad became the first team to win the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Final multiple times after downing Kranj, 17-14, in the championship game on Saturday (Philippine Time).

Novi Sad opened the game with five straight points and held on despite a gallant stand from Kranj, which is a fellow Pool D member of Manila North.

Dusuv Bulut capped an MVP-worthy tournament with eight points to finish with a total of 42, enough to give him the top individual award.

His team, which won its second straight plum in front of its home country, walked away US$30 thousand (about PHP1.38 million) richer and earned an outright entry to the FIBA 3x3 All-Star tournament later in the year.

Manila North finished sixth in the tournament and won US$8 thousand (about PHP368 thousand) for itself.

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