Published: Fri, December 08, 2017
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Short-handed Nets beat Thunder 100-95 in Mexico City

Short-handed Nets beat Thunder 100-95 in Mexico City

The Oklahoma City Thunder will be without forwards Paul George and Jerami Grant tonight, when they they face the Brooklyn Nets in Mexico City, according to Tim Bontemps of The Washington Post.

Allen Crabbe had 15 points for Brooklyn, playing without guards Jeremy Lin and D'Angelo Russell because of injuries and without power forward Trevor Booker after he was traded to Philadelphia before the game. The Nets' games against the Thunder and Miami Heat this week are during the 25th anniversary of the NBA's first games in Mexico.

Oklahoma City missed three straight shots in a span of seven seconds and LeVert iced Brooklyn's fourth win in six games by hitting four foul shots in the final 18 seconds.

Adams had 12 points and 14 rebounds while Carmelo Anthony finished 11 points and 11 rebounds.

George was seen with his right calf wrapped in ice following Tuesday's game and has since been diagnosed with a right calf contusion.

"I thought the biggest challenge was, if you look at our possessions, they were really, really good when we got downhill (with dribble penetration)", Thunder coach Billy Donovan said.


"Basketball continues to flourish across Latin America and this new NBA Academy in Mexico City will be the one place where elite youth can train and compete together", said Silver. Oklahoma City was up by nine at halftime and took a 79-74 lead into the fourth but did not lead after Westbrook's free throw with 7:38 to go.

Nets: Quincy Acy and Tyler Zeller each scored 11 points.

The Thunder held a 16-point advantage late in the first quarter, but the Nets gradually came back. In January 2014, they recorded a win over Atlanta in London's O2 Arena, and in March 2011, they beat the Toronto Raptors in two games at the same venue.

Brooklyn improved to 10-14. "That was it. We slowed Russ down a little bit, and that kind of helped us".

Photo Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and some of his Nets teammates greeting fans in Mexico City on Thursday.

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