The unofficial box score from tonight's game and PopcornMachine's GameFlow.
E&E. Energy and effort were both lacking most of the night for the Sonics. A bad first quarter was the difference in this game, being outscored 31 to 18. Petro played hard, and is continuing to show improvement in his game, which is perhaps the most encouraging thing in the absence of Robert Swift.
Having Nick Collison and Chris Wilcox both disappear tonight really hurt the Sonics. Even without a head band Ben Wallace was a beast on the boards, and provided more scoring than he usually does. Interestingly, in spite of Wallace's 20 boards, the Sonics had the rebounding advantage for the game.
The Sonics had far too many turn overs, and didn't seem to have a plan to get a basket when they really needed to. A couple of runs were made in the 4th quarter by the Sonics, but they couldn't manage to sustain anything to really begin to apply pressure to the Bulls.
|R. Allen||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|
|E. Watson||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|A. Barrett||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|P.J. Brown||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|A. Griffin||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|M. Sweetney||DNP - Coach's Decision|
Umm...yeah...some really ugly +/- stats tonight. Rashard Lewis -25. Luke Ridnour -22. Chris Wilcox in 16 minutes was -16. You get the idea. Ben Wallace was +26. Ouch!
Help Value (hv=Reb+Ast+Blk+Stl-TO)
Rashard Lewis led the Sonics at +17. He was followed by Mike Wilks at +12 and Johan Petro at +11. Ben Wallace was +25 for the Bulls.