San Juan are winners on the FIBA 3x3 World Tour for the first time since 2012 ©

San Juan won their first International Basketball Federation (FIBA) 3x3 World Tour event in almost nine years, winning the Lausanne Masters thanks to an inspired showing.

The Puerto Rican side needed an overtime win yesterday to secure their place in the last eight, and then made the most of their opportunity today in Switzerland.

San Juan began by defeating a star-studded Riga team which featured three Latvian Olympic champions, winning via Angel Matias' buzzer-beater.

Matias and Gilberto Clavell each scored nine points in the 21-20 triumph.

San Juan then beat top-ranked Liman 20-18 in the semi-finals.

Clavell won the match with a stylish dunk after the Serbian team failed to foul.

And Clavell - who led San Juan with nine points in the semi-final - then scored 12 in the final, including the winning shot, as San Juan saw off Puerto Rican opposition again.

They defeated Ub 21-13, having lost to the same opposition in the group phase yesterday.

Matias was named Most Valuable Player of the Lausanne Masters.

San Juan's last victory on the FIBA 3x3 World Tour came and the end-of-season final in Miami in 2012.

They are now fifth in this season's standings, having played in just one of the two legs, with Ub top.