(NEWS CENTER)-- The Maine Red Claws lost their first home game of the season to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants Tuesday night, 120-102.
Maine (4-2) was led by Damion Lee with 23 points and 9 rebounds. Marcus Georges-Hunt added 21 points off the bench on 10-13 shooting. Demetrius Jackson, on assignment from the Boston Celtics, added 18 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists. Abdel Nader scored eight points but was limited to just 13 minutes due to a shoulder injury. Stone led Fort Wayne (3-0) with 12 points, 8 rebounds and 14 assists. Stephan Hicks led the Mad Ants with 24 points.
The Red Claws started slowly in the opening of the game. Failing to find the basket, Maine fell into an early hole. The Mad Ants, meanwhile, made 5 of their first 7 shots, including three’s by Travis Leslie and Trey McKinney-Jones. Fort Wayne jumped out to an early 16-5 lead. The 16-0 run extended the lead to 15 before Jackson broke through with his first field goal of the game. Marcus Georges-Hunt and Jackson picked things up for Maine, but the Claws still trailed 36-24 after one.
The Red Claws head to Canada for a showdown with Raptors 905 on Saturday afternoon.