The Mad Ants returned home for the first time since Jan. 5 and claimed a 115-109 victory over the Maine Red Claws on Thursday at Memorial Coliseum.
Luke Harangody scored 29 points to lead the Ants, who played without two starters. Guard Ron Howard continued to sit out with a knee injury, and forward Anthony Richardson had the flu.
Anthony Harris had 17 assists for Fort Wayne.
The Ants (13-14) drew within 3 1/2 games of Maine (17-11) in the D-League East Division.
Former Gonzaga standout Micah Downs led the Red Claws with 24 points.