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Caris Levert scored 21 points, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had 17 and Brooklyn overcame another strong performance by Westbrook to beat Oklahoma City 100-95 on Thursday night in the first of the Nets' two games in Mexico City.

According to STATS, LeVert is the first reserve to collect at least 20 points, 10 assists and five rebounds without a turnover since the start of the 1985-86 season.

This comes just a few weeks after a report from's Jonathon Givony that the league is planning to announce a development and training academy in Mexico City while the Nets, Thunder and Heat are there to take part in the Mexico City Global Games.

Oklahoma City missed three consecutive shots in a span of seven seconds, and LeVert iced Brooklyn's fourth win in six games by hitting four foul shots in the final 18 seconds. "I spoke to everybody individually, I felt it was important, we told them why we made the trade and why it*s good for the future and they understood".

"As a New Yorker and as the commissioner of the National Basketball Association, I couldn't be happier with what's happening with the Nets".

Westbrook made a foul shot to give Oklahoma City an 85-84 lead with 7:38 left. The Nets are heading to Mexico after an impressive second half showing Monday in a 110-90 victory at Atlanta, where they scored the first 17 points of the second half and led by as many as 29.

The Thunder held a 16-point advantage late in the first quarter, but the Nets gradually came back. They are playing more than 2,500 miles away from Barclays Center and in a city with an altitude significantly higher than visits to Denver (5,280 feet).

He also recorded two of his 42 triple-doubles against the Nets last season. "I feel like we're getting better game by game". "That was it. We slowed Russ down a little bit, and that kind of helped us". Nets F Quincy Acy and C Tyler Zeller opposed each other in Mexico City on December 3, 2015, when Acy was with Sacramento and Zeller was with Boston.

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