Paul George (calf) ruled out Thursday for OKC


The Oklahoma City Thunder will be without forwards Paul George and Jerami Grant tonight, when they they face the Brooklyn Nets in Mexico City, according to Tim Bontemps of The Washington Post.

The Nets played without guards Jeremy Lin and D'Angelo Russell because of injuries.

Allen Crabbe had 15 points for Brooklyn, which won for the third time in four games.

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 (11-13) also dropped its eighth straight road game and blew its seventh double-digit lead of the season.

Steven Adams scored 12 points for the Thunder, and Carmelo Anthony had 11 on 5-for-20 shooting.

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George is dealing with a right calf bruise.

"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.

Earlier in the news conference, Silver said the National Basketball Association is exploring the possibility of locating a G League franchise that would be league-owned in Mexico City. The Nets will play two regular-season games in the Mexican capital this week. Additionally, OKC shot just 12-for-23 from the free throw line. They visit Toronto on December 15. They split two games against Atlanta before their trip to Mexico City.

He successfully shadowed Russell Westbrook at times as the Nets (10-14) completed their biggest comeback since rallying from 18 points down to beat the Los Angeles Clippers in double overtime on November 29, 2017. Oklahoma City is 2-9 on the road and enters its visit to Mexico on a seven-game road losing streak since beating the Milwaukee Bucks on October 31.

"I feel that every game we are getting more comfortable within the roster", Atkinson said. "That was it. We slowed Russ down a little bit, and that kind of helped us".