Drive Mad Ants 3-24-17
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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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Coach Rex Walters ejected as Drive stall in second half, lose 117-111 to Bayhawks

The Grand Rapids Drive built a 20-point advantage in the first quarter but couldn’t sustain the lead in a 117-111 loss to the Erie Bayhawks Saturday night splitting the weekend series. Former Michigan State guard Kalin Lucas scored a game-high 32 points helping snap Erie’s six-game losing streak. Grand Rapids scurried out to a 20-9 lead behind 4-of-5 […]

Drive@Bayhawks 3-10-17
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Drive win big over Bayhawks to end losing streak

The Grand Rapids Drive (21-21) got back in the win column, and to the .500 mark, with a 119-98 win over the Erie Bayhawks (11-29) on Friday night. After a stretch where they won 8 of 9 games, the Drive had lost their last four in a row before last night’s matchup which sent Erie to its […]

Drive Mad Ants 3-1-17
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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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Drive win 8th straight home game, beat Nets

Returning from their appearances at NBA All-Star Weekend, Kevin Murphy and Jordan Crawford led the Grand Rapids Drive as the team returned to the court on Wednesday night in a 118-106 win over the Long Island Nets to win their eighth game in the last nine and extend the Drive’s home winning streak to eight games. Murphy, […]

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Grand Rapids Drive win fourth straight game, end Raptors 905 10-game winning streak

The Grand Rapids Drive (16-16), behind Detroit Pistons assignees Michael Gbinije and Henry Ellenson, moved back to the .500 mark with a 122-115 win over Raptors 905 (22-8) on Saturday night at the DeltaPlex Arena, handing the Raptors their first road loss of the season and ending the 905’s current league-best 10-game winning streak. Gbinije […]

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Drive streak reaches three with win over Canton

Playing without Ray McCallum, the most recent player to get a Gatorade Call-Up to the NBA when he signed a 10-day contract with the Charlotte Hornets, the Grand Rapids Drive (15-16) continued their winning streak with a 114-107 win over the Canton Charge (16-13). Kevin Murphy and Jordan Crawford each scored 28 points and Detroit Pistons rookie assignee Henry Ellenson busted out for […]

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Drive light it up from deep to win finale of road trip in Delaware

“Turn this damn car around.” Monday night in Delaware, the Grand Rapids Drive (13-16) found a way to get back on the winning road. Seven Drive players scored in double-digits, led by Jordan Crawford’s 19 off the bench, as Grand Rapids caught fire from behind the 3-point arc in a 116-105 win over the Delaware […]