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Balanced Nets Overwhelm Drive

January 16, 2019 - UNIONDALE - All nine players to enter the game for the Long Island Nets (18-7) scored at least six points as they defeated the Grand Rapids Drive (11-14) at home in an early game Wednesday by a 116-88 final score. The Drive came in having won four of their last five games, but the top team in the Eastern Conference jumped out to a 21-point lead in the first half and kept the Drive from ever threatening. Thomas Wimbush's 21 points off the bench stood as the high mark for a Long Island player, Alan Williams had yet anoth... Full Story

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Detroit Pistons Sign Isaiah Whitehead and Kalin Lucas to Two-Way Contracts

January 15, 2019 - DETROIT, Mich. - The Detroit Pistons announced today that the team has signed guards Isaiah Whitehead and Kalin Lucas to two-way contracts. Per team policy, terms of the contracts were not disclosed. In a related move, the club also announced that guards Keenan Evans and Zach Lofton have been waived. Whitehead, 6-4, 213, joins the Pistons after playing for Lokomotiv Kuban in Russia in 2018-19. Whitehead averaged 11.6 points, 1.6 rebounds and 3.3 assists during his time with the club. Prior to playing overseas, Whitehead s... Full Story

Drive Win on Thornton's Game-Winning Layup

January 13, 2019 - DES MOINES - Marcus Thornton brought back memories of his first game with the Grand Rapids Drive this 2018-19 season by making the game-winning layup with five seconds remaining as the Drive (11-13) defeated the Iowa Wolves (9-17) by a 110-108 final on the road Sunday afternoon. Thornton finished with 32 points, scoring over 30 points for the second game in a row. He is the first Drive player with two consecutive 30-point games this year. The Wolves worked to a 12-point lead early and held a seven-point advantage headi... Full Story

Thornton and Smith Lead Drive over Suns

January 10, 2019 - GRAND RAPIDS - The Grand Rapids Drive (10-13) rallied for a home win over the Northern Arizona Suns (3- 24) on Thursday night, largely propelled by Marcus Thornton's 33 points, the most by a Drive player in a game this season. The Suns led by 19 at one point and seemed destined to snap their losing streak, but the Drive outscored them 35-20 in the fourth quarter to escape with the comeback victory. The final score was 107-101. Aside from Thornton's 33, Speedy Smith scored 19 points with seven rebounds, 10 assists and six... Full Story

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Grand Rapids Drive Minor League Basketball

League: NBA G League
Home: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Class: Men's
Website: Grand Rapids Drive site
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Fri., Jan 18 Fort Wayne at Grand Rapids 7:00 p.m.
Wed., Jan 16
Grand Rapids 88 at Long Island 116 Final
Sun., Jan 13
Grand Rapids 110 at Iowa 108 Final
Thu., Jan 10
Northern Arizona 101 at Grand Rapids 107 Final
Sat., Jan 5
Maine 109 at Grand Rapids 102 Final
Sat., Dec 29
Grand Rapids 118 at Wisconsin 107 Final
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