Statistically speaking, the only thing the Sonics were better than the Spurs tonight was at Technical Fouls - Sonics 1 Spurs 0. Other than that the Spurs showed why they are considered a strong contender to come out of the West in the upcoming playoffs. For the few fans who stuck it out, the 4th quarter actually was interesting, and the Sonics bench players all played fairly well. Unfortunately the game had long been decided by that point.
Chris Wilcox scored fairly well tonight, but it perplexes me as to how he can play 29 minutes at Power Forward and yet only collect 2 rebounds. It should be noted the same can be said about Johan Petro, Nick Collison, and Rashard Lewis. Nick Collison and Luke Ridnour both had 4 rebounds each to LEAD the Sonics.
Chalk this one up for draft ping pong balls.
|R. Allen||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|A. Brown||DNP - Injury|
|D. Fortson||DNP - Injury|
|R. Swift||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|B. Barry||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|M. Ely||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|R. Horry||DNP - Coach's Decision|
Seattle - C. Wilcox 1
Tonight was one of those rare nights where Rashard Lewis had the worst +/- on the team (-30). Four other Sonics were in double digit negatives as well. The five guys who played the 4th quarter all ended with a positive +/- for the game.
Help Value (hv=Reb+Ast+Blk+Stl-TO)
Not a single Sonic hit double digits for Help Value tonight. Luke at +7 was the best on the team. The Spurs on the other hand had FIVE players in double figures. That is perhaps the first time I recall that many players on a single team hitting double figures.