WALKER, Mich. (WOOD) — With some help from a couple of Detroit Pistons, the Grand Rapids Drive on Wednesday broke a four-game losing streak.
The Drive beat the Windy City Bulls 121-91 to snap the skid and get their first home win since opening night.
“Obviously, we haven’t been good on the home court, to say the least. It’s really been preaching about good defense,” head coach Rex Walters said. “It’s good to see us put together a defensive effort like that. We have to be consistent with it now. … It’s something our guys can look to and say, ‘If we play the right way, good things are going to happen and the score will take care of itself.'”
Henry Ellenson and Michael Gbinije were down from Detroit to the D-League affiliate. Ellenson scored 20 for the Drive and Gbinije got 16. Jordan Crawford also scored 20, Kevin Murphy and Ray McCallum both got 18, and Chris Horton scored 17.==Watch game highlights above.==
In uniform for the Bulls was former Holland star Coreontae DeBerry. After leaving Holland, he played at two junior colleges, then helped the University of Cincinnati to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances. He went undrafted and then played in Thailand before catching the eye of Bulls scouts.
“I don’t really get caught up in who guys really are. I know there ain’t no lackers in this league, so I have to bring it to be successful,” DeBerry said.
Next, the Drive plays the Erie Bayhawks on Friday and the Oklahoma City Blue on Saturday at home at the DeltaPlex.—–Online:Grand Rapids Drive