2017 D-League Playoffs
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D-League Playoffs start tonight as Red Claws and Mad Ants square off

The NBA Development League Playoffs start tonight! While your local Grand Rapids Drive barely missed the playoffs this year after winning their final four games of the season, hoops fans in Beer City, USA shouldn’t give up on the D-League for the summer. Tonight’s matchup to kick off the 2017 edition sees the Fort Wayne […]

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Ramon Harris’ buzzer-beater helps Drive stomp out Mad Ants

(GR Drive news release) Ramon Harris scored at the last second of a wild game to give the Grand Rapids Drive (23-24) a dramatic win over the Fort Wayne Mad Ants (28-20) on Saturday night at the DeltaPlex, winning 99-97. The Drive snapped a three-game home losing streak and got some revenge after the Mad […]

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Drive miss playoffs for third straight season after loss to Mad Ants

The Grand Rapids Drive (22-24) will miss the NBA Development League playoffs for the third straight season. On Friday, the Drive’s hopes of making it to the postseason for the first time since moving to the 616 from Springfield, MA were dashed in a 126-119 loss to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants (28-19). After trailing […]

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Drive lose big in fiery matchup with Mad Ants

The Grand Rapids Drive lost 136-105 to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in a fiery matchup of NBADL Eastern Conference playoff contenders. Jordan Loyd led the visitors with a near triple-double (30 points, seven rebounds and 11 assists) and Travis Leslie added 29 points as the Mad Ants won their second straight game while handing Grand […]

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Petteway’s 25 leads Mad Ants past Drive in Fort Wayne

Terrance Petteway was hot from long-distance on Wednesday night and the Fort Wayne Mad Ants sent the Grand Rapids Drive to their third straight loss, 110-104. Fort Wayne’s sixth man came off the bench to score 25 points. Petteway was 9-of-14 shooting, 5-of-7 from 3-point range, all after the first quarter. Henry Sims and Dahntay Jones both recorded double-doubles, […]

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Drive fall short against Mad Ants

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Devin Ebanks’ 3-pointer at the buzzer fell short as the Fort Wayne Mad Ants beat the Grand Rapids Drive 99-96 on Sunday afternoon in Beer City, USA. The Drive lineup had some new faces Sunday as Detroit Pistons’ assignees Spencer Dinwiddie and Darrun Hilliard made the trip west on I-96 to the DeltaPlex to […]