Sloan hits dagger three to lift Nuggets over Lakers

 

By: Josh Brown | @josh_brown31


Lakers fans packed the Staples Center for LeBron's first home game on Tuesday night. After some late heroics from Eberlein Drive star point guard Donald Sloan, they left with a sour taste in their mouth. With the Nuggets up 110-108 with 40 seconds left, Sloan caught a Thomas Walsh pass at the top of the key and buried a three to put the game away for good. After playing just two minutes for the Nuggets in the team's first preseason game on Sunday, Sloan racked up 21 minutes off the bench on Tuesday night. He made the most of the opportunity, scoring 12 points to go along with three rebounds and four assists.

Sloan is looking to make his way back to the NBA after spending last year split between the G-League and China. Over the course of his nine-year career, the Texas A&M product has played in 218 NBA games between the Hawks, Hornets (now known as the Pelicans), Cavaliers, Pacers and Nets. In Eberlein Drive's run to the TBT 2018 Championship Game, Sloan paired up with University of California all-time leading scorer Jerome Randle to form one of the deadliest backcourts in the tournament. In four games, Sloan averaged 20.8 ppg, 4.5 apg and 2.5 rpg. He had his best game in the team's second-round win over Team Colorado, scoring 32 points in 36 minutes of action. The Nuggets are back in action on Friday night when they host Armored Athlete guard Terrico White and the Perth Wildcats at the Pepsi Center.

 

 

 

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