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Grand Rapids Drive annihilates Delaware 87ers in Quincy Miller debut, fall back to Earth against Maine

The Drive are 1-1 in the Quincy Miller Era

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You would have to see it to believe it, as the Pistons' D-League affiliate ran away with  41-point win against the Delaware 87ers, boasting a final score of 140-99 as the buzzer sounded. Led by Kelsey Barlow (22 points), Adonis Thomas (19 points 10 rebounds) and Hasheem Thabeet's six blocks, the game was never in doubt, as the Drive exploded on all cylinders to put away the 87ers from tip off, scoring 35 points in the first frame.

Quincy Miller made his Grand Rapids debut off the bench, recording a double-double (15 points 12 rebounds) in 23 minutes, despite the stat line, the former Reno Bighorn had a very mixed performance, shooting 2 for 5 from three (6-13 overall), but racking up 5 turnovers in his time on the court.

The Drive's next game, a 103-111 loss against the Maine Redclaws, saw Quincy put up 8 points and 3 boards in 15 minutes. Malcolm Lee and Kelsey Barlow missed potential game-tying threes for the Drive, who hung around late, but in a night where the Redclaws' Tim Frazier was a rebound short of a triple double (27 points 16 assists 9 rebounds), the Drive needed an extra spark to help carry the load offensively, but none was to be found. Adonis Thomas' 18 points along with Kevin Murphy's 22 points off the bench led the Drive, with Miller's sole highlight a buzzer-beating three that put the Drive within 5 at then end of the first quarter.

After two games in the Drive's colors, in 19.5 minutes per game, Miller is averaging 11.5 points 9.0 rebounds 2.0 assists  (2.5 turnovers) 1.0 blocks 0.5 steals whilst shooting .421/.429/.800.