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

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They also traded power forward Trevor Booker to Philadelphia before the game.

The Nets have won three out of their last five games, including their last outing against the Atlanta Hawks, while Oklahoma City looks to finally build a rhythm and get back to the.500 mark with what would be a season-best four straight wins. For three quarters, the Thunder were ugly to watch. Those games are the centerpiece of the N.B.A.'s 25th anniversary celebration of its first exhibition game in Mexico in 1992 and the 20th anniversary of its first regular-season game here (Dec. 6, 1987). "I think the difference was that they went downhill into the basket and we weren*t able to go downfield enough".

According to The New York Times, the National Basketball Association intends to put a G League (former D League) team in Mexico City, potentially as soon as next season. The Brooklyn Nets will also take on the Miami Heat Saturday in their second regular-season game in the Mexican capital.

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

Westbrook made a foul shot to give Oklahoma City an 85-84 lead with 7:38 left.

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Brooklyn went on top for good at 87-85 on a 3-pointer by Crabbe on its next possession.

Since Spencer Dinwiddie (5/4/7) spent most of the night in foul trouble and picked up his fourth foul early in the second quarter, he was held to just 19 minutes.

Thunder: Shot 38.8 per cent (38 for 98) from the field and 12 for 24 at the free-throw line. That allowed Caris LeVert (21/5/10) to step into a major ball-handling role and he didn't disappoint, delivering his first career double-double for the Nets in Mexico City.

Brooklyn improved to 10-14.

"I definitely want to stay away from that one", Atkinson said. "That was it. We slowed Russ down a little bit, and that kind of helped us". Oklahoma City is 2-9 on the road and enters its visit to Mexico on a seven-game road losing streak since beating the Milwaukee Bucks on October 31.

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