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Mad Antics

  • New affiliates for the Mad Ants
    While nothing has been formally announced, the Mad Ants are likely to take on affiliations with the Brooklyn Nets and Minnesota Timberwolves.
  • Several Mad Ants stars to Europe
    Everyone knew the Mad Ants roster would look different, even in the wake of the team's first D-League championship.
  • Tryout information
    The Mad Ants will hold an open tryout from 2 to 6 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Quest Multisport Complex in Chicago.

Ants look good in first half

These are not the Mad Ants of a few weeks ago.

Being led by NBA players Vernon Macklin and Stephen Graham, the Ants lead Erie 48-36 at halftime in Sunday's D-League game at Memorial Coliseum.

The lead could be even more substantial had the Ants been able to make some free throws. They are 5 of 15 from the line.

Coming into the game on a four-game losing streak, and having lost 14 of their last 15, the Ants looked impressive in the first half against the BayHawks, who have beaten the Ants four consecutive times this season.

Graham, a 6-foot-3 guard with a linebacker's frame, leads the Ants with 13 points, and the 6-foot-10 Macklin has 11 points. Graham played with the New Jersey Nets, and Macklin is property of the Detroit Pistons.