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1/23/07 Box Score: Sonics 112 Nuggets 117

The unofficial box score from tonight's game and PopcornMachine's GameFlow.
After nearly shooting the Sonics out of the game in the first half, Ray Allen kept the Sonics in the game the second half, especially the final quarter. Unfortunately, yet another of those almost-yet-not-enough games that results in a Sonics "L". Chris Wilcox had an excellent first half, but disappeared for a large portion of the second half. Nick Collison again came to play putting together another rock solid game. And Mickael Gelabale - man I'm really liking his game, he along with Collison provide so many of the little things that are easily missed. The ugly is the PG play, especially on offense, but at times at both ends of the floor. 11 points (5 of 17 from the floor, 1-2 FT's), 10 assists and 5 turnovers is not the output the Sonics need from their PG tandem if they are going to win many games without Rashard Lewis.

The key difference in this game was getting to the free throw line. The Sonics don't have a player who is either willing or able to take it to the rack hard on a regular basis from the perimiter to draw the fouls. The Sonics interior players aren't making moves to blow by a defender on the block forcing a foul on a switch or catching a player out of place. It is a glaring weakness on this team.

Marcus Camby has slowly become my favorite Nugget player. In spite of his career long string of injuries, the guy has continued to improve his game, and he really fits well into what George Karl is doing in Denver.

(23-17)
1 2 3 4 Total
Denver 25 28 32 32 117 Final

Seattle

28 32 18 34 112



(16-27)
Denver
Name Min FG 3Pt FT Off Reb Ast TO Stl Blk PF Pts
C. Anthony 41 12-26 0-3 10-11 4 9 3 2 4 0 1 34
R. Evans 21 2-3 0-0 1-4 3 7 2 1 1 0 3 5
M. Camby 39 4-8 0-0 2-2 3 8 4 2 1 5 2 10
S. Blake 28 2-6 2-4 0-0 0 2 2 2 0 0 4 6
A. Iverson 44 7-19 2-5 5-6 0 3 10 4 1 0 0 21
J.R. Smith 27 7-15 6-10 0-0 0 3 1 2 0 0 3 20
N. Hilario 25 5-7 0-0 7-9 4 7 1 1 1 0 0 17
L. Kleiza 7 2-3 0-0 0-0 0 2 0 0 2 1 3 4
Y. Diawara 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
E. Najera DNP - Quad Injury
Totals 236 41-87 10-22 25-32 14 41 23 14 10 6 17 117
Percentages: .471 .455 .781 Team Rebounds:
9
Seattle
Name Min FG 3Pt FT Off Reb Ast TO Stl Blk PF Pts
M. Gelabale 29 3-4 0-0 2-2 1 4 4 2 1 0 6 8
C. Wilcox 42 11-16 0-0 3-3 4 12 4 0 0 0 4 25
N. Collison 31 9-13 0-0 0-0 4 10 2 0 1 0 4 18
R. Allen 41 16-31 6-17 6-8 1 3 5 2 3 0 1 44
E. Watson 30 2-9 0-1 1-2 0 3 7 3 2 0 2 5
L. Ridnour 23 3-8 0-1 0-0 0 0 3 2 1 0 2 6
D. Wilkins 18 2-5 0-1 2-2 1 2 1 2 1 0 0 6
J. Petro 12 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 3 1 1 1 0 3 0
A. Brown 9 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 3 0 2 0 0 2 0
D. Fortson DNP - Coach's Decision
R. Lewis DNP - Hand Injury
M. Wilks DNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 235 46-89 6-20 14-17 12 40 27 14 10 0 24 112
Percentages: .517 .300 .824 Team Rebounds:
9
Game Info
Technical Fouls:
None
Attendance: 17,072

Officials: Leon Wood, Ron Garretson, Tony Brown

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PopcornMachine's GameFlow

Plus/Minus
Nick Collison led the Sonics at +7 and was followed by Ray Allen at +6. Gelabale was +4 and Wilcox was +1. Johan Petro was -17, and Earl Watson was -11. For the Nuggets Nene was +13 and the "Nuggetcollector" Reggie Evans was -13.

Help Value (hv=Reb+Ast+Blk+Stl-TO)
Chris Wilcox led the Sonics at +16. Nick Collison also had a strong showing at +12. Marcus Camby was +16 for Denver.