Langdon breaks out for 32 points (Basketball)
No title was on the line, but pride was, and Anchorage’s Trajan Langdon today showed the world what he’s made of.
Just five days before his 34th birthday, Langdon turned back the clock by scoring 32 points to help CKSA Moscow beat Serbian power Partizan Belgrade 90-88 in OT in the third-place game of the Euroleague Championships in Paris. He came into the day averaging 14 points per game.
Langdon, of East High fame, matched his career-high of 32 points as a professional. He also scored 32 points in 2002 while playing for Italian champion Benetton Treviso. His career-high in the NBA during his days with the Cavs was 31 against the Detroit Pistons in 2000.
The 6-foot-3 Alaskan was 8 of 14 from the field and 12 of 14 from the foul line. He drilled four 3-pointers.
Langdon cashed in for five points in overtime and teammate JR Holden, an American turned Russian citizen, made the go-ahead 3-pointer inside the final minute.
For Langdon, it was the perfect Mother’s Day gift with his mom, Gladys, his new wife and young son, Tayden, in attendance.