Thunder Blow Double Digit Lead Again in Loss to Nets in Mexico
The Oklahoma City Thunder’s struggles on the road, and with big leads, continued south of the border Thursday night, as OKC blew a 16-point first half lead and lost to the Brooklyn Nets, 100-95 in Mexico City.
OKC led 33-17 late in the first quarter, and were up nine at halftime, before seeing those leads slip away in the second half.
Brooklyn outscored the Thunder 26-16 in the fourth quarter to come from behind and win.
Russell Westbrook led all scorers with 31 points, but shot just 10-for-27 from the field.
He added 8 rebounds and 6 assists.
Steven Adams had 12 points and 15 rebounds, while Carmelo Anthony was the only other Thunder player to score in double figures with 11 points and 11 rebounds.
Both Paul George and Jerami Grant did not play due to injury, and the Thunder missed both of them.
OKC shot just 39 percent from the field, and were 7 of 24 from three point range, and were awful at the foul line, making just 12 of 25.
Caris LeVert led Brooklyn with 21 points off the bench.
OKC falls to 11-13 on the season as their three-game winning streak comes to an end.
The Thunder are just 2-10 in road games this season.
OKC visits Memphis Saturday night at 8:00 pm.