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GR Drive lose in playoffs, honor Upshaw with their jerseys

The Drive lost to the Raptors 905, but they remembered Zeke Upshaw with patches on their jerseys.
Credit: Grand Rapids Drive/Facebook

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO - The Grand Rapids Drive played in the first round of the NBA G League playoffs on Friday night, March 30.

This was their first game since teammate Zeke Upshaw collapsed on the court last weekend from a "sudden cardiac death," according to the Kent County Medical Examiner.

The Drive took on the defending champions, the Raptors 905—a team from Ontario, Canada.

The final score was 92-88, and in a Facebook post the team said, "Season comes to an end tonight in Mississauga after a hard fought battle against the defending champs."

The Drive also remembered and honored Upshaw by putting "Zeke" patches on their jerseys, wearing "Upshaw" shirts and placing Upshaw's jersey on a chair in the locker room.

The Detroit Pistons also remembered Upshaw on Thursday, March 29 with an honorary call-up.

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