The unofficial box score from tonight's game and PopcornMachine's GameFlow.
A tale of two halves tonight. The Sonics looked like they were in trouble in the first half, in spite of keeping the score relatively close. The second half things started to click, and closing out the game by punishing the Nets with the Luke/Rashard two man game was FANTASTIC to see. Thank you Bob Hill for the end of this game. Hopefully Petro can take some real positives from this game and build on it. His block on Vince Carter was perfect timing for something like that. In a turn for the strange, the Sonics shot 22 of 51 from 2pt. range, and almost equaled that shooting percentage going 10 of 24 from 3pt. range. A significant concern coming from tonight's game would be rebounding. We were out-rebounded substantially by a very weak front court. I think only 3 turnovers in the second half was also something that was important to the turn around for the win.
|H. Adams||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|J. Boone||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|E. House||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|M. Ilic||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|J. McInnis||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|C. Robinson||DNP - Sprained Left Knee|
|D. Farmer||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|D. Fortson||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|A. Glyniadakis||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|M. Sene||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|R. Swift||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|M. Wilks||DNP - Coach's Decision|
New Jersey - N. Krstic 1, M. Moore 1.
Seattle - J. Petro 1
Officials: Derek Richardson, Derrick Collins, Derrick Stafford
Fantastic looking +/- numbers tonight. Only Gelebale was negative (-2) in the half minute he was on the floor. The Sonics were led by Rashard Lewis at an OUTSTANDING +22. Ray Allen was +12, Johan Petro +9, and Luke Ridnour +8. Jason Kidd was -18 for the Nets.
Help Value (hv=Reb+Ast+Blk+Stl-TO)
Ray Allen led the Sonics with a +16 HV. Johan Petro was the only other Sonic in double figures at +10.