NOTES: Brooklyn G D'Angelo Russell (right knee) is on the trip to Mexico, but coach Kenny Atkinson said he has not started running.
"I thought the biggest challenge was, if you look at our possessions, they were really, really good when we got downhill (with dribble penetration)", Thunder coach Billy Donovan said.
George is suffering from a right calf contusion, having his calf wrapped in ice after the game against the Utah Jazz, while Grant is ailing from a left hip contusion, which should have them sidelined for today's global regular season game.
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The Red Devils finished as winners of their group, with their final fixture being a 2-1 triumph over CSKA Moscow at Old Trafford. Teams from the same country cannot play each other in the last 16, which limits who Chelsea can play in first knockout stage.
Thunder: Shot 38.8 per cent (38 for 98) from the field and 12 for 24 at the free-throw line. "That was it. We slowed Russ down a little bit, and that kind of helped us". But Crabbe, Hollis-Jefferson and Spencer Dinwiddie each made a 3-pointer to help Brooklyn grab a 93-85 advantage with 5:38 left.
The Thunder held a 16-point advantage late in the first quarter, but the Nets gradually came back. Russell underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on November 17.
While stressing that his league is not actively pursuing expansion or relocation for any of its 30 current franchises, Commissioner Adam Silver has described Mexico City as a natural contender for an eventual N.B.A. team on numerous occasions this year.
India's chances 'very good' on Wassenaar membership says Russian Federation
On Thursday, the members of the Wassenaar Arrangement, during their two-day plenary meeting in Vienna, chose to admit India. Through the revised list of items, India also seeks to send a message about its larger commitment to non-proliferation.
PHOENIX - Bradley Beal continued his offensive surge with 34 points and Washington won back-to-back games for the first time in nearly a month with a victory over Phoenix.
They will play the Miami Heat on Saturday at Arena Ciudad de Mexico.
In a joint announcement with the Mexican Basketball Federation and Mexico's Commission for Physical Culture and Sport, the NBA said NBA Academy Latin America, the league's seventh elite training center worldwide, would open in the coming months.
IDF retaliates against Hamas for rocket attacks
Later in the evening another launch was reported with rockets said to have fallen in open fields in Israeli territory. At around 6:30 pm sirens sounded in the Shaar Hanegev Regional Council in the northwestern Negev.
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