GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Grand Rapids Drive turned up the heat early on, beginning the night on a 14-0 run over the visiting Nets. The home team paced a diverse scoring attack the entire night, shooting 51% (42-82) from the field and 56% (14-25) from beyond the three-point line that resulted in a final score of 114-98 for Grand Rapids.
Drive big man Adam Woodbury dominated the paint with an impressive 8 offensive boards while also servicing as the leading scorer with 24 points, going 9-12 from the field, and adding 9 total rebounds on the night. Double-double machine Donta Hall earned his second straight double-double, finishing with 19 points, 13 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 blocks.
Pistons two-way player Jordan Bone racked up another Drive double-double with 17 points, 10 assists and 3 steals. Other Drive players in double figures for Grand Rapids were Todd Withers (12 points, on an efficient 4-6 from deep), Devon Baulkman (12 points) and Dakarai Allen (10 points).
C.J. Williams was a bright spot for the visiting Nets, earning a team-high 16 points, 4 assists and 3 rebounds. Devin Cannady followed up with 15 points, 3 rebounds and 2 steals. Other Nets in double figures were John Egbunu (12 points, 4 rebounds & 3 blocks), Ismael Sanogo (11 points & 4 rebounds), Jaylen Hands (10 points, 4 assists & 3 rebounds) and Ash Yacoubou (10 points & 3 rebounds).
After trailing by double digits early, the Nets were able to cut the Drive’s 15-point lead to just three in the fourth quarter, but the Drive’s ability to outrebound the Nets 50-32, fluid offense and aggressiveness on both ends of the court allowed the home team extend their lead back to 16 in the end.