Luke Harangody and the Mad Ants got the best of Tim Ohlbrecht and the Rio Grande Valley Vipers on Wednesday, as they took control in the fourth quarter to lock down a 116-97 win at the 2013 NBA D-League Showcase in Reno, Nev.
Tony Mitchell of the Mad Ants was today named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Dec. 31-Jan 6.
The Mad Ants matched the franchise's longest winning streak Saturday with a 118-90 runaway victory over Santa Cruz at Memorial Coliseum.
Rookie center back to Indy
The Mad Ants acquired former Notre Dame standout and Cleveland Cavalier Luke Harangody in a trade with the Canton Charge. The Mad Ants traded JaJuan Johnson and their 2013 first round pick to Canton in exchange for Harangody and the Charge's third round pick in the 2013 D-League draft.
The Indiana Pacers re-assigned rookie guard Orlando Johnson to the Mad Ants.
Mad Ants trade guard Walker Russell Jr. to Reno for Anthony Richardson and Jack McClinton.
Fade in fourth quarter vs. Springfield, 107-101
The December struggles continued Friday for the Mad Ants.Ron Howard scored 30 points for Fort Wayne in a 109-99 loss to Maine at the Portland Expo Building in Portland, Maine.
The Mad Ants nearly erased a 17-point deficit, getting it down to 5 with 7:38 still left in the game, but wound up losing to Canton 97-81 Tuesday at Memorial Coliseum.
The Mad Ants ended their five-game losing streak Saturday with a 95-85 victory over Springfield at Memorial Coliseum.
Despite the acquisition of three players from their NBA affiliates, the Mad Ants suffered a 107-104 loss to Maine on Friday at Memorial Coliseum.
Detroit Pistons rookies Khris Middleton and Kim English have been assigned to the Mad Ants and, the team acquired former Auburn forward Chris Porter. To make room for Porter, the Ants waived veteran center Sean Sonderleiter.
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