Lamb, McGary Lead Thunder Past Brooklyn

Monday, July 7th 2014, 9:54 pm
By: News 9

It took a few days but Oklahoma City is now officially in the win column in the Orlando Summer League.

After heading into halftime knotted up at 43-all, the Thunder dominated the second half en route to a 98-84 blow-out win against the Brooklyn Nets.

Oklahoma City (1-2) was paced by a pair of standout performances from Jeremy Lamb and rookie big man Mitch McGary. Lamb led all scorers with 26 points on 8-of-21 shooting to go with eight rebounds and was clearly the most gifted player on the floor, slashing through the Nets' defense with ease all game.

McGary was extremely active for the Thunder, as well, with 18 points and a game-best 13 rebounds. McGary was particularly impressive early, heading into halftime with eight points and 10 boards.

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All five of the Thunder's starters reached double figures, as Mario Little scored 14, Marcus Lewis had 13 and Nolan Smith chipped in 11.

Brooklyn, which suffered its first loss in Summer League action, was led by a 13-point, six-rebound effort from Mason Plumlee. DaJuan Summers added 12 points and six boards, as well.

Former Oklahoma State standout Markel Brown scored seven points for Brooklyn (2-1), highlighted by a high-flying alley-oop slam over a pair of Thunder defenders.

Steven Adams, Perry Jones, Andre Roberson, and rookies Semaj Christon and Josh Huestis had the day off to rest.

The Thunder has Tuesday off before facing the Indiana Pacers at 2 p.m. on Wednesday in Orlando.