Saigon Heat took the lead early on, though the Buffaloes’ home-court advantage helped them keep pace during the first few minutes of the game.

By the end of the first quarter, the Heat began to pull away. The quarter ended with the Heat ahead 22-19.

Hanoi Buffaloes players show their determination in the final game of the VBA - Brought by NovaWorld 2022. Photo: VBA
Hanoi Buffaloes players show their determination in the final game of the VBA – Brought by NovaWorld 2022. Photo: VBA

Hanoi Buffaloes focused on defense during the next two quarters, severely limiting Heat star Madarious Gibbs. 

Fortunately, Phu Vinh, Kim Ban, and Hoang Tu managed to fill the void and stretch the Heat’s lead to 16 points by the end of the third quarter.

During the final quarter, Hanoi Buffaloes attempted a comeback, but it was too little too late.

The victory made Saigon Heat the first team in VBA history to win three consecutive championships.

Saigon Heat players celebrate their victory at the VBA - Brought by NovaWorld 2022. Photo: VBA
Saigon Heat players celebrate their victory at the VBA – Brought by NovaWorld 2022. Photo: VBA

Madarious Gibbs was named Finals MVP VBA 2022 for being the best player in the tournament’s final games.

NovaWorld continued its partnership with the VBA for the second year, serving as co-organizer of the VBA – Brought by NovaWorld 2022.

To formally conclude the season, the VBA expressed its gratitude toward NovaWorld, as well as Nova Consumer, Nova Service, and PhinDeli for their sponsorship of the tournament.

Saigon Heat players celebrate their victory at the VBA - Brought by NovaWorld 2022. Photo: VBA
Saigon Heat players celebrate their victory at the VBA – Brought by NovaWorld 2022. Photo: VBA
With an investment capital of up to US$5 billion, NovaWorld Phan Thiet in south-central Binh Thuan Province covers an area of 1,000 hectares and consists of world-class tourism, sports, and entertainment facilities, namely a 16-hectare Miami Bikini Beach Park, 25-hectare NovaDreams Adventure World amusement park, 36-hole exclusive PGA golf course cluster, 10,000-seat Arena performance center, large-scale Sport Complex, more than 20 famous hotels and resorts, shopping malls, seafront commercial streets, and a system of hospitals and clinics with international standards.

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