Drive Survive, Defeat Raptors 905

The Grand Rapids Drive got their second straight win, this time over Raptors 905 (affiliate team of the Toronto Raptors) by a score of 110-105. The Drive were in control for most of the game, jumping out to a 10 points lead early in the contest and were firmly in control for most of the night.

Despite the Drive having control of the night, the Raptors stuck within striking distance. Then in the last half of the 4th quarter, they brought out a full-court press that Grand Rapids struggled to deal with.

The Raptors cut the lead as low as 2 points in a flurry of Drive turnovers, but Grand Rapids held on for the victory.

Grand Rapids were led by Pistons two-way players Keenan Evans and Zach Lofton. Evans scored 21 points and had 6 assists, while Lofton scored 25 points. Speedy Smith, in just his second game back from injury, also had 20 points and 4 assists.

The biggest standout in the game was the Drive’s three-point shooting. This season the Drive have struggled from beyond the arc and the Raptors have been one of the best defensive teams in the entire G-League, especially defending the arc.

Both coaches had something to say about that.

 

The Drive are back in action tonight at the DeltaPlex for their final home game of 2018.