Nah’Shon “Bones” Hyland dropped 21 points for the Denver Nuggets to help defeat the Philadelphia 76ers in his homecoming game. Hyland made four decisive 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to help lead the Denver Nuggets past the Philadelphia 76ers 114-110 on Monday night.
Bones, a Delaware native played his high school basketball at St George’s Tech. Since being drafted Monday was his first time playing in front of a home crowd. The Wells Fargo Center was sold out with 21,000 people in the building and it was estimated at about 600-700 of them were Delawarens who made the trip to see their local star play in his rookie season in the NBA.
Bones was given a special gift by a special group of people at the game. Wilmington Firefighters and First Responders presented Nah’Shon with a customer Wilmington Fire Department jacket. Hyland jumped up into the crowd to pose with the firefighters and first responders to pose for a picture with his new jacket.
Bones was involved in a house fire back in 2018 that the Wilmington Firefighters and First Responders helped save his life. Unfortunately the house fire cost his cousin and grandmother their lives. Bones was very emotional at the end of the game when asked what the firefighters and first responders meant to him.
Hyland is having a great rookie season for the Nuggets. He is averaging 9.1 points a game, 2.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and is shooting 36.7 percent from the 3-point line. He had a career high 27 points against the Los Angeles Lakers on January 15th this year. In that game he netted 6 3-pointers, another career high for Bones.
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