FORT WAYNE – When: 7 p.m. today
Where: Canton, Ohio
Records: Mad Ants 12-35, Canton 26-21
Mad Ants leaders: Ron Howard (17.8 ppg), Vernon Macklin (16.0 rpg), Tory Jackson (3.0 apg)
Canton leaders: Luke Harangody (19.7 ppg), Harangody (12.3 rpg), TJ Campbell (5.1 apg)
Key matchup: If the last game between the two teams March 21 is an indication, tonights game could be a battle of the centers again. Cantons Luke Harangody had 20 points and 15 rebounds against the Ants, while Fort Waynes Vernon Macklin also had a double-double of 14 and 13. However, Macklin and Ants teammate Charles Garcia combined for 12 turnovers in the Ants 112-104 loss.
The skinny: Even though Canton is one game out of first place in the East Conference, it can still fall out of the top eight spots, which would keep the Charge out of the D-League playoffs. The Ants, have lost all four games in Canton. The Ants return home Friday and Saturday to play Dakota.