Terry Taylor had 35 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Mad Ants to a 125-115 victory over the Long Island Nets at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York, on Wednesday night.
Taylor made 14 of 23 shots for the Mad Ants (2-2), who got 23 points from Gabe York.
Nate Hinton had 15 points and 10 rebounds. Walt Lemon Jr. added 13 points, six rebounds, five steals and four assists for Fort Wayne.
The Mad Ants trailed 115-113 before a York layup with 3:01 remaining in the fourth quarter, followed by a Taylor layup, began a 12-0 game-ending run for the Mad Ants.
Long Island (3-5) was paced by Craig Randall II’s 35 points and seven rebounds.
The teams meet again 7 p.m. Thursday in New York.