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12/15/05 Box Score: Sonics 98 Rockets 104

The unoffical box score from tonight's game and PopcornMachine's GameFlow link.

1 2 3 4 Total
Houston 20 28 25 31 104 Final
Seattle 22 29 20 27

98



Houston
Name Min FG 3Pt FT Off Reb Ast TO Stl Blk PF Pts
R. Bowen 18 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 2
J. Howard 25 8-10 0-1 0-0 3 5 1 0 0 0 2 16
Y. Ming 34 7-10 0-0 12-15 2 10 1 5 0 0 5 26
T. McGrady 47 11-27 6-9 6-10 0 6 8 1 1 0 3 34
D. Wesley 37 1-4 0-1 3-3 0 1 2 2 2 0 2 5
D. Mutombo 10 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 2
M. Norris 12 2-4 0-1 1-1 0 0 2 0 1 0 2 5
S. Swift 22 4-7 0-0 4-4 1 4 2 1 1 1 2 12
L. Head 27 0-1 0-1 2-2 0 3 3 1 1 0 4 2
R. Alston DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Anderson DNP - Right Knee
J. Barry DNP - Coach's Decision
L. Baxter DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Graham DNP - Coach's Decision
B. Sura DNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 232 35-67 6-13 28-35 7 32 21 9 6 1 26 104
Percentages: .522 .462 .800 Team Rebounds:
9
Seattle
Name Min FG 3Pt FT Off Reb Ast TO Stl Blk PF Pts
R. Evans 21 6-8 0-0 1-2 4 8 1 1 0 0 3 13
R. Lewis 37 5-12 1-3 4-5 2 7 4 1 1 1 2 15
V. Potapenko 20 2-3 0-0 0-0 1 2 1 1 0 0 3 4
R. Allen 43 10-27 4-9 6-7 5 8 4 0 1 1 1 30
L. Ridnour 39 5-14 2-5 2-2 1 4 5 4 0 0 1 14
D. Fortson 23 1-4 0-0 6-7 6 9 0 1 0 0 4 8
V. Radmanovic 19 3-3 1-1 0-0 0 2 1 1 0 0 2 7
R. Murray 14 1-3 0-0 1-4 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 3
N. Collison 8 1-4 0-0 0-0 1 3 0 0 0 0 3 2
D. Wilkins 9 0-3 0-0 2-2 0 0 2 1 0 0 4 2
R. Brunson DNP - Coach's Decision
M. Cleaves DNP - Coach's Decision
M. Moore DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Petro DNP - Coach's Decision
R. Swift DNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 233 34-81 8-18 22-29 20 43 19 11 3 2 24 98
Percentages: .420 .444 .759 Team Rebounds:
9
Game Info
Technical Fouls:
Houston - Y. Ming 1.
Seattle - V. Potapenko 1

Officials: Michael Smith, Ron Garretson, Sean Wright

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PopcornMachine's GameFlow

The ONLY Sonic with a positive +/- tonight was Luke Ridnour. Flip Murray was the worst at -9 followed by Nick Collison at -6.
Ray led in Help Value tonight with +13, followed by Rashard at +11, and Reggie and Danny at +8
(hv=Reb+Ast+Blk+Stl-TO)

How frustrating is it to have such a dominating rebounding advantage, and STILL loose the game. Look at all those offensive rebounds!
I'm left scratching my head about Vlade Radmanovic after the last few games. I thought he was starting to build some steam, and then he 2 of 6, 2 of 6 and tonight 3 of 3 from the floor. He's scored 19 total points the last 3 games.
Nick Collison play ONLY 8 minutes tonight. Am I the only one worried about that? He's been on a roller coaster minutes wise the past 5 games. He's only logged fewer minutes than tonight once, and that was the night he got 5 fouls in 7 minutes.
The Reggie/Danny two headed monster was good tonight though (which takes some time from Nick). Those two combined for 21 pts. 17 boards (10 offensive) in 44 minutes. That is good productivity.
Flip played most of his minutes as the back up shooting guard, and he did nothing in the scoring and assisting departments during those times. Granted, he plays better when he gets more minutes, but 3 pts and 1 assist is not really calling for more playing time.
When you boil it down, Houston's #1 and #2 outplayed our #1 and #2 players. That's the simple truth. Our bench advantage wasn't enough tonight to cover for that.
The Sonics have lost 4 of the last 5, and play again tomorrow night at Portland. Let's hope we can right the ship and get a win tomorrow night and put these losses behind us. The good news is the T-Wolves are only 3 games ahead of us at this point, which is one hot streak away...if we ever get a hot streak.