Ray Allen had a strange game. It was like there was kryptonite inside the 3 point line. He was 5 of 9 from 3pt. range, but shot 7 of 24 on the night.
Chris Wilcox had a solid offensive game, but his solid effort was completely negated by Chris Webber's productivity. Johan Petro again had a solid night, just missing a double-double with 9 rebounds.
The real difference in the game tonight was turnovers. The Pistons almost gave the game away, but through taking care of the ball all night they didn't waste chances. The Sonics had 21 TO's to the Piston's 10. Those turnovers completely negated the offensive rebounding advantage the Sonics had for the game. There was again a sizable difference in Free Throws Attempted, with the Sonics coming up on the short end as we have unfortunately become accustomed to.
|W. Blalock||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|D. Davis||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|R. Dupree||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|L. Hunter||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|N. Mohammed||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|D. Fortson||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|L. Ridnour||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|M. Sene||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|R. Swift||DNP - Coach's Decision|
Seattle - J. Petro 1
Officials: Leon Wood, Ron Garretson, Zach Zarba
Looking at the details, the reserves lost the game. All the starters were +/-0 or better led by Ray, Rashard and Earl all at +5. Petro was -12, and Wilkins -10
Help Value (hv=Reb+Ast+Blk+Stl-TO)
Johan Petro was the only Sonic to reach double figures at +12. Ray Allen and Chris Wilcox were both +9. HV's would've been stronger except for the high number of turnovers.