The Bellingham Slam broke open a tie game late as they defeated the Los Angeles All-Stars 133-118 on Saturday, May 31, at Los Angeles.
Leading 67-56 at halftime, the Slam opened the third quarter with two quick buckets to extend their lead, before Los Angeles used a 15-4 midway through the quarter to trim the deficit to 7, at 85-78. Bellingham was able to re-establish a double-digit lead late in the frame, but Los Angeles responded with 6 straight to make the score 97-91 after three.
But guard Morris Anderson and forward Nicholas Moore connected on back-to-back three pointers to give the lead back to Bellingham and they never looked back after that. A 9-2 run by the Slam under two minutes quelled any chance of a second comeback by Los Angeles.
Guard Jacob Stevenson led the Slam with a game-high 41 points. Moore finished with 23 while center Blake Poole contributed a double-double of 21 points and 18 rebounds.
Sunday's Slam game against the Santa Monica Jump was cancelled.