Paul George (calf) ruled out Thursday for OKC

Aubrey Yates
December 8, 2017

With all the excitement about the Oklahoma City Thunder's new Big Three this season, Steven Adams had become a bit of an afterthought.

Brooklyn outscored the Thunder 26-16 in the fourth quarter to come from behind and win.

Photo Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and some of his Nets teammates greeting fans in Mexico City on Thursday.

He added 8 rebounds and 6 assists.

Former Knick Carmelo Anthony totaled 11 points and 11 rebounds but shot 5-for-20.

The Thunder are just 2-10 in road games this season. That spurt ended up being the difference, flipping an eight-point deficit into an eight-point cushion after Spencer Dinwiddie's corner 3-pointer put the Nets ahead 93-85.

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As for the Sixers, they've now lost three of their last four games, and have a date with LeBron James and the Cavs on Saturday. It was the same story again this time around as Embiid finished with 33 points, seven rebounds and six assists in 36 minutes.

"I'd love to be home, but the opportunity to go to another country and for our guys to get that experience outweighs the two games at home", said Nets coach Kenny Atkinson, whose worldwide experience consists of playing in Italy, France, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands. It was mutual respect. "I can't imagine two guys [including Kilpatrick] handling it with more class".

George was seen with his right calf wrapped in ice following Tuesday's game and has since been diagnosed with a right calf contusion.

The reigning NBA MVP finished with 34 points, 13 rebounds and 14 assists as OKC improved to 11-12 in the Western Conference standings. But LeVert had 13 points and six assists by halftime to keep them in contact. Shot 60 percent in the third quarter. At one point, the lead switched as Quincy Acy and Crabbe sandwiched three-pointers around a three by Westbrook.

That's when Brooklyn coughed up a 9-0 run, with Raymond Felton's 3-pointer in the waning seconds of the period sinking them into a 79-71 hole.

Booker, who had scored 46 points on Monday and 38 points on Saturday, was helped away at the end of the fourth quarter after bagging 19 points.

Greg Logan has worked for Newsday since 1982 covering a wide array of sports and events, now including the Brooklyn Nets beat.

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