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

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

Caris LeVert spent the first anniversary of his National Basketball Association debut 7,382 feet above sea level. The points and dimes are both career highs, and he added five boards, two steals and two blocks in 30 minutes.

Westbrook finished with 31 points but shot 10 of 27 from the field.

"My teammates got a lot of confidence in me", LeVert said in his on-court interview with the YES Network.

Playing short-handed because of injuries and a trade, the Brooklyn Nets found a way to hold off Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder.

"We played better defense", LeVert said. "We are in a good place a little over a year into this".

Ingram led the Lakers with 21 points. He scored only five points in the fourth quarter and was also forced into a turnover by LeVert with 2:11 remaining. LeVert added four foul shots in the final 19 seconds.

Forward Markieff Morris added 21 points and the Wizards won back-to-back games for the first time since winning four straight from November 9-15. The Nets competed with 10 available players after trading Trevor Booker to the Philadelphia 76ers for Jahlil Okafor and releasing Sean Kilpatrick.

George is suffering from a right calf contusion, having his calf wrapped in ice after the game against the Utah Jazz, while Grant is ailing from a left hip contusion, which should have them sidelined for today's global regular season game. The Nets will play two regular-season games in the Mexican capital this week. But Crabbe, Hollis-Jefferson and Spencer Dinwiddie each made a 3-pointer to help Brooklyn grab a 93-85 advantage with 5:38 left. "When we didn't get downhill, we really struggled". Russell underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on November 17. Melo bully-ball on the block combined with an and-1 from PG13 gave the Thunder a lead they wouldn't relinquish, giving the OKC Thunder their first comeback victory of the season.

The NBA is plans to put a G-League team in Mexico City as early as next season, Marc Stein of The New York Times reports. The Thunder play at Memphis on Saturday.

The NBA is considering putting a G League team in Mexico, a potential way to gauge the feasibility of an NBA franchise there.