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12/27/07 Box Score: Supersonics 96 Celtics 104

A gritty and gutty performance that unfortunately resulted in a loss against the best team in the NBA at the moment. Few would have pegged the Sonics to give the Celtics a run for their money tonight. The Sonics even managed to take the lead twice (briefly) in the second half. Unfortunately down the stretch the skill and experience of the Celtics roster allowed them to close the game out.

Kevin Durant led the Sonics in scoring again with 25 points on 10 of 23 shooting. Delonte West had a very nice game against his former team with 19 points and 8 assists. West also had the best +/- of any Sonic player at +9 in his 25 minutes. Kurt Thomas led the Sonics in rebounding with 14 as well as blocked shots with 4.

The key difference in this game was free throws (and fouls called/not called). The Sonics were -13 in attempts and +8 in fouls. The veteran squad definitely seemed to be getting the calls tonight.


The unofficial box score from tonight's game.

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(24-3)
1 2 3 4 Total
Boston 24 23 23 34 104 Final
Seattle 19 27 21 29 96



(8-21)
Boston
Name Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts
R. Allen

G

38:03 4-13 2-4 0-0 +3 0 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 10
R. Rondo G 30:32 0-3 0-0 1-2 +6 1 4 5 0 0 0 0 3 1
K. Perkins C 23:33 3-4 0-0 2-5 +12 3 8 1 1 0 1 1 1 8
P. Pierce F 43:22 11-27 5-7 10-11 +15 2 6 4 1 1 0 4 1 37
K. Garnett F 33:42 8-22 0-0 7-11 +8 6 14 2 1 2 2 2 0 23
J. Posey 24:08 3-6 2-5 2-2 -4 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 2 10
E. House 17:45 5-8 0-3 3-3 +2 1 4 1 0 1 0 0 2 13
T. Allen 14:33 0-3 0-0 2-2 -2 0 2 3 0 0 0 1 2 2
S. Pollard 13:33 0-0 0-0 0-0 +2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
B. Scalabrine 0:44 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
G. Davis DNP - Coach's Decision
L. Powe DNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 34-86 9-19 27-36 14 42 21 4 4 3 10 15 104
Percentages: .395 .474 .750 Team Rebounds:
10
Seattle
Name Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts
K. Durant

G

37:01 10-23 1-4 4-4 -4 1 5 2 3 1 1 1 4 25
E. Watson G 27:38 3-9 0-2 0-0 -10 0 1 5 0 1 0 0 2 6
K. Thomas C 29:37 2-4 0-0 3-3 -7 5 14 1 0 0 4 0 6 7
C. Wilcox F 27:15 6-10 0-0 1-2 +3 1 8 1 1 0 1 0 3 13
D. Wilkins F 18:54 1-5 0-1 0-0 -8 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 2
D. West 25:13 6-8 1-1 6-8 +8 0 4 8 1 0 0 1 1 19
W. Szczerbiak 24:14 5-11 2-4 2-2 -6 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 2 14
N. Collison 18:58 2-6 0-1 0-0 -9 4 6 1 1 0 1 0 2 4
J. Green 14:40 1-2 0-0 2-4 -5 0 3 0 3 1 2 0 1 4
M. Gelabale 10:59 0-1 0-0 0-0 -4 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
J. Petro 5:29 1-2 0-0 0-0 +2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
L. Ridnour DNP - Quad Injury
Totals 37-81 4-13 18-23 11 50 19 11 3 10 3 23 96
Percentages: .457 .308 .783 Team Rebounds:
8
Game Info
Technical Fouls:
None

Attendance: 17,072
Officials: David Jones, Jim Clark, Tommy Nunez

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