A tough loss tonight for the Seattle Sonics against a beast from the East. The Sonics started the game with an all-universe level of shooting (82% in the first quarter!) only to dramatically drop off the rest of the game (32% in the remaining 3 quarters). Bad stretches to start the 2nd (0 for 12 shooting) and 4th quarters (1 for 11 shooting) are really where the Sonics lost this game. That and our bench stunk today, providing virtually nothing in the minutes they played. The Pistons also had a decided advantage from the free throw line.
Earl Watson led the Sonics in scoring and assists with 23 points, and had 7 dimes. Kevin Durant added 20 points, 5 assists, 7 rebounds, and had 3 of his shots blocked in the 4th quarter. Chris Wilcox had a strong showing with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Johan Petro had 8 points and 10 rebounds, and Jeff Green added 15 points.
Wilcox had this to say after the game:
â€œIâ€™m very disappointed, because we fought hard in the first quarter against one of the best teams in the league."
The unofficial box score from tonight's game.