GSW was so hot in the first quarter that the scoreboard caught on fire! (it was a spot light that caught on fire and delayed the game for 15 minutes). Unfortunately after spotting the Warriors a big first quarter lead, the Sonics were unable to dig themselves out of that hole.
Kevin Durant's shot was so off he even shanked a dunk late in the game. Chris Wilcox led the way with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Jeff Green contributed 13 points and 8 boards.
The only reason the score was as close as it was is the sizable free throw advantage the Sonics had. GSW took 103 shots - 16 more shots than the Sonics took.
If you haven't been following the Warriors, they have been white hot since Stephen Jackson returned to GSW from his suspension. Jackson was +27 in +/- tonight. The Warriors are 8-1 with him on the floor, only having lost to the Celtics during that run.
"They're an excellent offensive team. It was too easy," Seattle coach P.J. Carlesimo said. "We need to play a lot better and a lot harder than we did tonight. The one thing that has probably been our most consistent trait has been effort. We've not played well a number of times, but we've played hard. It was difficult to find guys playing hard tonight."
|M. Belinelli||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|P. O'Bryant||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|N. Collison||DNP - Right Nasal Wall Fracture|
|L. Ridnour||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|R. Swift||DNP - Coach's Decision|
Some ugly +/- for the Sonics. Only the guys who closed the game out managed to have positive +/-. Kevin Durant was -28. Chris Wilcox -21. Kurt Thomas -15.
Help Value (hv=Reb+Ast+Blk+Stl-TO)
Chris Wilcox led the Sonics at +12. Kurt Thomas was +11.