Through Wednesday and Thursday (May 22 and 23), the group games of the qualifying draws for the 2019 FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup were underway.
These two days would determine the final teams in the main draws of both the men's (3) and the women's (2) category.
With the curtains coming down on these group games, here's a short glimpse at how the Indian squads performed:
Indian men's squad
On Day 1, the Indian men's squad eased past Malaysia 21-13.
The Indian 3x3 Men's Team 🇮🇳 have won their first game comfortably against Malaysia 🇲🇾 21-13 in the qualifying draw at the #3x3Asia Cup 🏆 in Changsha 🇨🇳. Check out the #highlights!#3x3 #3x3India #IndiaBasketball @FIBA3x3 @BFI_basketball pic.twitter.com/B28BG3nNkn- 3X3BL (@3X3BL) May 22, 2019
On Day 2, they cruised past Vanuatu 21-10.
After winning Game 2, all the men had to do was win their last and final group game against a fifth-seeded South Korean squad to qualify for the main draw.
In the last game on Day 2 of the qualifying matchups, 12th-seeded India lost to South Korea and bowed out of the tournament, courtesy of a game-winner:
Seung Jun Lee aka "Mr.Clutch"- FIBA3x3 (@FIBA3x3) May 23, 2019
🇰🇷 goes to the #3x3Asia 🏆 Main Draw courtesy of a Lee's @Tissot Buzzer Beater. pic.twitter.com/7B3Sc98YMu
Indian Women's squad
Just like the men, the women's squad finished Day 1 with a win, as they beat Malaysia 16-15.
A fighting comeback, sparked by Bhandavya Mahesha, was required to register the close win:
WHAT A COMEBACK! 🔥- 3X3BL (@3X3BL) May 22, 2019
The Indian 3x3 Women's Team 🇮🇳 have pulled off an impressive win against Malaysia 🇲🇾 16-15 in the qualifying draw at the #3x3Asia Cup 🏆 in Changsha 🇨🇳. Check out the #highlights!#3x3 #3x3India #IndiaBasketball @FIBA3x3 @BFI_basketball pic.twitter.com/eAD4pRhEpu
On an early start on Day 2, the Indian women beat Maldives 18-12.
The Indian 3x3 Women's Team 🇮🇳 started off Day 2 of the Qualifying Draw with a commanding win over Maldives 🇲🇻 18-12 with impressive displays from Raspreet & Sreekala at the #3x3Asia Cup 🏆 at Changsha 🇨🇳. Check out the #highlights!#IndiaBasketball @FIBA3x3 @BFI_basketball pic.twitter.com/F3fqB0ZHEc- 3X3BL (@3X3BL) May 23, 2019
Needing to win their third and final group game against Thailand to qualify for the main draw, the women came up short 21-15.