Drive Score 48 in the 4th to Wrangle the Herd
OSHKOSH, WI - The Grand Rapids Drive (23-15) pulled out an impressive victory over the Wisconsin Herd (28-9) after a hard-fought fourth quarter performance. The Drive trailed the Herd nearly the entire game, but were able to claw their way back after a 21-point deficit in the final five minutes of the fourth. The Drive got into a consistent rhythm offensively and outscored the Herd 48-20 in the fourth to take the 126-117 over the league's top team.
The Drive had huge performances across the roster, with three players finishing with double-doubles. Pistons two-way player Jordan Bone came in clutch for the visiting team with a solid double-double, earning 28 points, shooting 7-12 from deep, in addition to 11 assists, 4 rebounds and 3 steals. The Drive's other two-way player, Louis King, added another double-double with 20 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists while Adam Woodbury contributed a third double-double for the team with 20 points and 10 rebounds of his own. Woodbury got the start at center after Donta Hall received a 10-day contract from the Pistons over the weekend. Tre'Shawn Thurman was hot off the bench and finished just shy of a double-double, tallying up 18 points, 9 rebounds and 4 steals. Todd Withers finished with 17 points and 5 rebounds. Pistons assignee Khyri Thomas struggled to find his rhythm this afternoon, ending with 7 points, 2 assists and 2 steals on 2-13 shooting after going for 27 points in Friday night's Drive win,
Bucks two-way player Frank Mason III was a driving force for the home team, earning a team-high 36 points, 5 assists and 4 rebounds. Jemerrio Jones followed up with a double-double racking up 13 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 blocks. Other Herd players in double figures were D.J. Wilson (18 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists & 5 blocks), Shannon Bogues (16 points, 2 assists & 2 blocks), Justin Patton (11 points, 2 assists & 2 blocks).
The Herd had no issue landing their shots today, as they shot 55% (47-85) from the floor and 44% (16-36) from the three in comparison to the Drive's 40% (43-107) from the field and 34% (18-52) from the three, but the Drive's tough defense kept them in the game, and eventually converted to crucial baskets. The Drive yet again out-rebounded their opponent, earning 51 rebounds compared to 43 for the Herd. The Drive's quick hands on defense also contributed to their big win, snagging 19 steals, topping Wisconsin's 8. Additionally, the Drive's ability to apply pressure to the offense resulted in 27 turnovers for the home team, adding 34 points to the Drive's stat line, in comparison to 13 turnovers for the Drive, giving the Herd only 19 points.
The Drive will head back to Grand Rapids to get ready to take on the Windy City Bulls on Feb. 25 for an 11 a.m. School Day Game. The Herd will stay in Wisconsin and be in action against the Delaware Blue Coats on Feb. 25 at the Menominee Nation Arena. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. local time.
Highlights:Full Game >>> https://bit.ly/2v0zOiv
Box Score >>> http://on.nba.com/2T66Sxv
Standings >>> https://on.nba.com/32sdtqk
Jordan Bone (28pts, 11ast & 3stl) >>> https://bit.ly/2PglzNq
Louis King (20pts, 10reb & 4ast) >>> https://bit.ly/37UwGSm
Adam Woodbury (20pts & 10reb) >>> https://bit.ly/2T7u7Hr
Tre'Shawn Thurman (18pts, 9reb & 4stl) >>> https://bit.ly/37SvQpp
Todd Withers (17pts, 5reb & 5 3PM) >>> https://bit.ly/2HNwytr
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