The unofficial box score from tonight's game, and PopcornMachine's GameFlow link.
Seattle - V. Radmanovic 1
Officials: Eddie F. Rush, Eric Lewis, Luis Grillo
+/- Petro with his late run was the only Sonic with a positive +/-. Reggie Evans had the worst at -20, followed by Luke -13, Ray -11, Nick and Mikki Moore -9, Wilkins and Cleaves -8, Rashard -7, Flip -6, and Vlade -5.
Help Value: Luke led the way with +6. Sacto had 3 players in double digets, and a third at 9. That is NOT good.
No part of this game stands out as "good" for the Sonics. 15 offensive rebounds is nice, but even that was not enough to close the gap. The offensive boards gave the Sonics 13 more shots, but they still managed to make 5 fewer baskets. Kings had 30 assists on 43 made baskets. I don't care who you are playing, if you allow your opponet to shoot .581 from the floor you are going to loose the game. The Sonics didn't even shoot FT's well tonight. Wilkins needs to learn the Flip rule - no shots beyond 18 feet. Ever. Period. Rashard needed more shots, especially in the second half.
Tonight's game is the perfect example of why it's been so frustrating to be a Sonics fan this season. After last night you think things are starting to turn around and then they dump a stinker like this in your lap. Still only 1 game from .500, but we've been hovering at this point for much too long with a team with this talent. I don't think Fortson would've made up the difference we were missing tonight either because Miller was not killings (points wise) in the paint or on the boards. The PG/SG/SF is what killed us.