Just hours after the Nets' front office completed a favorable trade with the Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn took the floor in Mexico City and closed out a 100-95 win against the Oklahoma City Thunder thanks to a defensive effort which limited the Thunder to just 16 points in the fourth quarter.
Fighting high altitude and an unfamiliar arena, Caris LeVert scored a team-high 21 points off the bench as the Nets used some momentum out of the half to storm back and take down Russell Westbrook and co. Thursday night. LeVert also added 10 assists for the "home" team.
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson came up big in the second half as well and finished with 17 points and three rebounds. The Nets shot 43.8 percent (35-80) from the field as a team and 29.7 percent from beyond the arc.
Brooklyn held the Thunder to just 38.3 percent from the field. Carmelo Anthony and Steven Adams each enjoyed double-double nights, with Anthony notching 11 points and 11 rebounds and Adams collecting 12 points and 15 boards. Westbrook finished with 31 points to go along with eight rebounds
With the win, the Nets improved to 10-14, and are now 6-8 on the road so far this season.>> Read more
The Nets face the Miami Heat for their second game in Mexico City on Saturday at 6 p.m.