Published: Fri, December 08, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

National Basketball Association roundup: Nets rally from 16 down to beat Thunder

National Basketball Association roundup: Nets rally from 16 down to beat Thunder

Westbrook had 31 points, eight rebounds and six assists. The assists were courtesy of early foul trouble to Spencer Dinwiddie, but if you've had your eye on LeVert, this might be your last chance to pick him up. "It kind of felt like a Final Four game, but we're just glad we got the win tonight". They also traded power forward Trevor Booker to Philadelphia before the game.

"We were hopeful and optimistic that they would be able to [play]", Donovan told Dawson.

Basketball fans watch the second half of a regular-season NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and Oklahoma City Thunder in Mexico City, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017.

The Brooklyn Nets are playing two "home" games at the Mexico City Arena this week: Thursday night against Oklahoma City and Saturday night against Miami. Anthony shot 5 of 20, and the Thunder wound up at 38.8 percent.

The Thunder held a 16-point advantage late in the first quarter, but the Nets gradually came back.

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NOTES: Brooklyn G D'Angelo Russell (right knee) is on the trip to Mexico, but coach Kenny Atkinson said he has not started running. "I feel like we're getting better game by game".

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

This will be the first game George has missed as a member of the Thunder.

While stressing that his league is not actively pursuing expansion or relocation for any of its 30 current franchises, Commissioner Adam Silver has described Mexico City as a natural contender for an eventual N.B.A. team on numerous occasions this year.

Establishing a G League franchise on Mexican soil would be the latest serious step by the N.B.A.to gain a foothold in Mexico and gauge the viability of putting an N.B.A. team in the largest market in Latin America.

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