SIOUX FALLS – The Maine Red Claws entered Saturday night’s game in Sioux Falls with an impressive 6-1 road record, which included a win Friday night at the Sioux Falls Arena against the Skyforce. But on Saturday, the Skyforce never trailed and dropped the Red Claws to 9-5 on the season with a 101-87 victory – still tops in the D League’s Eastern Division.

DaJuan Summers led the Red Claws with a double-double by registering 22 points and 10 rebounds. Fab Melo also finished with a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Melo started the game on fire by scoring 10 points and grabbing 6 rebounds in the first half, but was held in check in the second half.

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Despite trailing by as many as 21 in the third quarter, the Red Claws made it interesting in the fourth quarter when they put together a 9-2 run to pull within 12 points at 91-79.

The Skyforce opened an 11-2 lead early in the first quarter, and despite the Red Claws cutting to lead to 16-15 later in the quarter, they were never able to take the lead from Sioux Falls. The Skyforce built the lead to as many as 13 points at 45-32 in the second quarter, thanks in large part to a four-minute drought by the Red Claws.