MEXICO City — Caris LeVert scored 21 points, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson extra 17 and the quick-handed Nets overcame one more solid efficiency by Russell Westbrook to defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder, 100-95, on Thursday night in the 1st of the Nets’ two games in Mexico City.
Westbrook had 31 points, 8 rebounds and six assists.
Allen Crabbe had 15 points and six rebounds for Brooklyn, as the group played without having ability ahead Trevor Booker right after he was traded to Philadelphia right before the sport. The Nets were being also without having Sean Kilpatrick, a guard who was waived before in the day to accommodate the trade.
Jahlil Okafor and Nik Stauskas, the players acquired for Booker, will sooner or later join the Nets to support fill out the roster, but on Thursday it was a group work that slowed down the star-studded Thunder.
The Nets enhanced to 10-14 with their second straight victory and 3rd in 4 games. They will participate in the Miami Heat on Saturday at Arena Ciudad de Mexico. The Thunder (11-13) had won a few in a row.
Steven Adams extra 12 points for the Thunder, and Carmelo Anthony had 11 on 5-for-20 capturing. Oklahoma City was also quick-handed, as they played without having Paul George (right calf contusion) and Jerami Grant (remaining hip contusion).
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