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1/16/07 Box Score: Sonics 101 Caveliers 96

The unofficial box score from tonight's game and PopcornMachine's GameFlow.
An outstanding win for the Sonics! A great team win, with excellent contributions from multiple players. Ray played well despite being blanketed by Larry Hughes most of the night, and in spite of a poor shooting percentage Ray stayed in the game and made some important plays. Chris Wilcox and Nick Collison both played excellent games, backing up Ray well and making plays to get the Sonics the opportunities needed to win the game. Mickael Gelabale also showed some great stuff. If you only read box scores, you'd have no idea how well Gelabale plays the game night in and night out. He is really developing and adapting to the NBA, and I'm really glad the Sonics drafted him.

LeBron was awesome as is to be expected. LeBron's drives to the basket are absolutely punishing. He's huge, fast and skilled and he goes full speed to the rim. After a big first half, the Sonics were able to limit Ilgauskas very nicely in the second half. Keeping the other role players from getting into a grove really helps keep the Sonics in this game.

(23-14)

1 2 3 4 Total
Cleveland 28 26 19 23 96 Final

Seattle

24 25 24 28 101



(15-25)

Cleveland
Name Min FG 3Pt FT Off Reb Ast TO Stl Blk PF Pts
L. James 43 8-21 1-7 13-15 1 7 8 4 2 1 0 30
D. Gooden 28 5-10 0-0 2-2 4 8 1 1 0 0 2 12
Z. Ilgauskas 35 10-18 0-0 4-4 6 11 0 1 1 0 2 24
L. Hughes 36 2-9 0-2 3-3 0 5 6 0 1 0 5 7
E. Snow 34 1-2 0-0 1-2 0 1 1 3 1 0 3 3
A. Varejao 17 2-3 0-0 3-6 0 3 0 0 0 0 4 7
S. Pavlovic 7 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 1 1 0 0 2 0
D. Marshall 14 1-5 0-1 3-3 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 5
D. Jones 22 2-8 1-7 0-1 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 5
D. Jones 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
S. Brown DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Gibson DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Pollard DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Wesley DNP - Coach's Decision
I. Newble DNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 236 32-78 3-18 29-36 12 39 19 11 5 1 21 96
Percentages: .410 .167 .806 Team Rebounds:
13
Seattle
Name Min FG 3Pt FT Off Reb Ast TO Stl Blk PF Pts
M. Gelabale 25 4-8 0-1 1-2 1 4 1 0 1 1 5 9
C. Wilcox 34 5-10 0-0 6-6 3 12 0 2 3 0 4 16
N. Collison 29 4-9 0-0 6-6 6 12 0 2 0 0 5 14
R. Allen 43 6-21 2-10 8-8 0 4 11 4 0 0 0 22
E. Watson 28 4-8 2-4 2-2 0 1 7 2 0 0 2 12
D. Wilkins 22 0-6 0-2 2-2 0 4 1 0 1 0 0 2
L. Ridnour 23 4-7 1-2 2-4 0 3 2 1 1 0 3 11
J. Petro 16 3-7 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 1 0 0 4 6
A. Brown 14 4-5 0-0 1-2 4 5 0 0 0 0 2 9
M. Sene 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Fortson DNP - Coach's Decision
R. Lewis DNP - Hand Injury
R. Swift DNP - Coach's Decision
M. Wilks DNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 234 34-81 5-19 28-32 14 46 22 12 6 1 25 101
Percentages: .420 .263 .875 Team Rebounds:
6
Game Info
Technical Fouls:

None
Attendance: 15,619

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PopcornMachine's GameFlow

Plus/Minus
Ray Allen led the Sonics at +12 and was followed by Mickael Gelabale at +11. LeBron was -7 for the game. I think any time you keep LeBron in the negatives numbers you have a very good chance of beating the Cavs.

Help Value (hv=Reb+Ast+Blk+Stl-TO)
Earl Watson led the Sonics at +13 and Ray Allen was +11. LBJ was +14.