MEXICO CITY (AP) – Caris Levert scored 19 points, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson added 17 and Shortman Brooklyn beat another good performance by Russell Westbrook to beat Oklahoma City Thunder 100-95 on Thursday night in the first of two games for the Nets in Mexico City.
Westbrook had 31 points, eight rebounds and six assists.
Allen Crabbe had 15 points for Brooklyn, playing without guards Jeremy Lin and D & # 39; Angelo Russell due to injuries and without power forward Trevor Booker after he was traded to Philadelphia before the game.
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The Nets improved to 10-14 with their second consecutive victory and the third in four games. They will play the Miami Heat on Saturday at Arena Mexico City. The Thunder (11-13) had won three in a row.
Steven Adams added 12 points for the Thunder, and Carmelo Anthony had 11 on 5 of 20 shots. Oklahoma City also lost key players Paul George (contusion of the right calf) and Jerami Grant (contusion of the left hip).
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