GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Drive fans were served a post-Thanksgiving treat on Saturday night as the home team took down the visiting Legends in OT on Saturday night. Pistons two-way player Jordan Bone was the runaway star for Grand Rapids, finishing with 34 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and going 4-7 from the 3-point line. The win moved the Drive to a record of 8-3.
Grand Rapids came out sluggish to start, scoring just 12 points in the first quarter. The Drive made a steady comeback late in the third, thanks in part to a 14-0 run. Grand Rapids found themselves trailing by as many as 13 in the fourth quarter before Bone flipped a switch offensively. With just 0.1 seconds remaining in regulation, Bone converted a fade away 3-pointer to tie the game at 89 all going into the 2-minute overtime. The Drive sealed the deal in overtime with their tenacious offense, by shooting 2-2 from the three and out-rebounding the Legends 5-1, leading to a well-earned 98-93 victory for Grand Rapids to end the first month of the G League season.
Drive big man Donta Hall earned his third-straight double-double with a solid 16 points, 15 rebounds, 3 steals & 3 blocks. Dakarai Allen, getting the start in place of Louis King who did not dress for the Drive, finished just short of a double-double, going for 11 points, 9 rebounds and 3 steals. Pistons rookie Sekou Doumbouya added 8 points and 13 rebounds. Pe’Shon Howard contributed 12 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists off the bench.
The Legends maintained their intensity throughout the game. Mavericks two-way player Josh Reaves was the star for the visiting Legends, earning a double-double with 20 points, 11 rebounds and 2 steals. Nate Mason followed up with 17 points, 6 assists and 3 steals. Other Texas players in double figures include Mavericks two-way player Antonius Cleveland (13 points & 5 rebounds), Brandon Fields (13 points & 4 assists) and Trahson Burrell (11 points & 4 rebounds).