Thursday, March 31, 2005

Seattle falls to Spurs

In their most recent game, the Supersonics were overpowered in a very defensive game against the Spurs. The Sonic have solidified their Playoff berth, but could this show that they do not have the might to go all the way?

"We knew coming into this one that we had to keep them out of the paint right from the start, the opening tip and Ginobili took it right to the basket. In the first quarter, Parker did it twice, Manu (Ginobili) did it twice, their first eight points were layups. We gave up 50 points in the paint. We have to be more physical."
- Sonics coach Nate McMillen

This makes the record for the Sonics 49-22 while the Spurs have a record of 53-18.

The Spurs have shown that they are able to work around the absent Tim Duncan. Duncan, who sprained his leg and may stay out the rest of season, was compensated for by Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker.

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Sonics Head Down I-5 To Play Blazers

- from FOXSports.com

The Sonics will put a three-game winning streak on the line tonight when they take on the Trail Blazers in Portland (7:00 p.m., FSN). Insider Preview reports the Blazers have lost six straight games while employing a youth movement after falling out of the playoff race. Ray Allen and Danny Fortson could return to the lineup tonight. Allen is a game-time decision after not practicing Wednesday.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Sonicin


Seattle is 3rd in the Western Conference. San Antonio and Phoenix have already clinched their Playoff berths. The Sonics are still rocking it out. Currently, they just stacked up another two wins; most recent against the Lakers.

This win was not too simple though. Seattle came out on top 102-100, even though they had to do so without the assistance of Ray Allen. Allen, being the team’s top scorer, was put out after the first quarter due to a sprained right ankle.

"We're hoping (Allen) won't be out long. We had it X-rayed and the results were negative, but it was still too sore to come back in the second half. We'll see how he feels tomorrow."
- Seattle coach Nate McMillan

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Sonics loss to Pistons

- from official site of Seattle SuperSonics

The Sonics had a five-point halftime lead, but fell to the host Pistons 102-95 Wednesday, wrapping up a three-game road trip. The loss ended a four-game road winning streak for the Sonics. Rashard Lewis scored 26 points and Ray Allen chipped in with 20 for Seattle, which went 2-1 on the road swing and hosts Orlando on Friday.

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Bulls Victory

With two previous wins under their belt, the Chicago Bulls added up a third by defeating the Seattle SuperSonics. The Bulls put in a very passionate victory only winning by the small margin of 100-97. Ben Gordon came out burning in the fourth, making 14 of his 22 points. Seattle was making some very costly turnovers close to the end, including missing some pertinent free throws.

"You've got to make them (free throws) and it didn't happen. We had some costly turnovers and we were just careless with the ball."
- Sonics coach Nate McMillan

Rashard Lewis ended the game scoring 27 points.