Wally Z showed tonight he still has some game in him. If he can stay healthy, and is used properly, he will be a very strong player when we need points. Wally scored 32 points on 12 of 16 shooting, with 5 for 8 from 3pt. range. In true Wally Z form, he also contributed 2 rebounds, 0 assists, 0 steals and 0 blocks! :-)
Kevin Durant again filled the stat sheet. Durant unfortunately continues to have high TO numbers. I expect the TO numbers to gradually go down as he gets more comfortable with his teammates and NBA play.
Wilkins' missed 3pt. (corner shot) at 3:13 left was emblematic of his offensive game. He forced a shot (bad miss) where someone else should have had the ball in their hands taking that shot. Please. Stop. Shooting.
Disparity at FT line was a big difference - a 15 point advantage for the Kings.
There was a great defensive stop with 1:28 left for shot clock violation. Some positive things to draw from this game, but there will be a point where we need to start winning some of these games.
|M. Gelabale||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|J. Petro||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|M. Sene||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|K. Thomas||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|R. Artest||DNP - Nba Suspension|
|M. Bibby||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|S. Hawes||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|B. Udrih||DNP - Left Hand Fracture|
|J. Williams||DNP - Coach's Decision|
Seattle - N. Collison 1.
Luke Ridnour led the Sonics at +8. Wally Szczerbiak was +7. Kevin Durant was -16, Earl Watson -14, and Damien Wilkins -13. Worth noting is that Brad Miller was +32 for the Kings.
Help Value (hv=Reb+Ast+Blk+Stl-TO)
Chris Wilcox and Earl Watson were both +9. Damien Wilkins was +8, and Luke Ridnour was +7 in 18 minutes.