The unofficial box score from tonight's game and PopcornMachine's GameFlow.
I really thought we might win this one until the last couple of minutes. I'm glad the Sonics have continued to play hard in spite of injuries, but it would be nice to win games like tonight instead of coming up just short. You can see from the game flow it was the tale of two halves, one good, one not so good.
Nick had another really solid night. I really like this Nick Collison. I hope the one who played on our team earlier this season never comes back.
Ray Allen's total points look good, but when you look closely at them you see how this game was lost. A lot of missed shots (and not just by Ray). Ray was 9 for 28, Earl Watson 2 of 10, and Damien Wilkins 7 of 17. That is a combined 18 for 55 (32.7%) on 65.4% of our total shots. Sure we were out rebounded, and our turnovers were too high, but shooting is where it was at.
The guards for the Bulls killed us. Deng 27 points, Gordon 12 points, Hinrich 20 points, and Duhan 16 points. That is 65 points.
Chris Wilcox had a quiet game, but an even quieter game was put in by Ben Wallace. I suspect Big Ben will "earn his keep" in the playoffs though, and the Bulls we be happy to have him.
|A. Barrett||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|V. Khryapa||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|T. Sefolosha||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|M. Sweetney||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|D. Fortson||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|R. Lewis||DNP - Strained Tendon She|
|M. Sene||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|R. Swift||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|M. Wilks||DNP - Coach's Decision|
Officials: Derrick Collins, Jack Nies, Zach Zarba
Johan Petro led the team at +9, and he was followed by Damien Wilkins at +5. They were the only Sonics in the positive.
Help Value (hv=Reb+Ast+Blk+Stl-TO)
Earl Watson led the team at +18. Nick Collison also had a strong showing at +15.