Sunday, January 22

Are you kidding me?!

Seattle SuperSonics guard Ray Allen, right, shoots over Phoenix Suns guard Leandro Barbosa, left, of Brazil, in the first quarter of NBA action Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006, in Phoenix. Allen was the game's high-scorer with 42 points as the Supersonics defeated the Suns 152-149 in triple overtime.<br />(AP Photo/Paul Connors)It figures.

On a night when everyone was watching the Seahawks seal a Superbowl berth or Kobe going off for 81 (!), the Sonics and Suns played the most exciting game in the NBA in years.
PHOENIX (AP) -- It was an unofficial turn-back-the-clock night in Phoenix, to the days when everybody in the NBA loved to run and shoot, and nobody played much defense.

Ray Allen made a 30-footer at the second-overtime buzzer to break the NBA record for most combined 3-pointers in a game, giving the Seattle SuperSonics a 152-149 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night in the league's highest-scoring game in 11 years.

"When I was open, I just knew it was time to make a shot," Allen said.

The teams combined for 32 3-pointers, breaking the mark of 31 set by Toronto and Philadelphia on March 13, 2005. The 301 points were the most in a game since Dallas beat Houston 156-147 in two overtimes on April 11, 1995, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

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18 comments:

chunks brother said...

ESPN is calling this the game of the year...that no one will ever talk about. GO SEAHAWKS!!!!

Paul Merrill said...

I'll try to find a link to a bit torrent of this game, since pretty much everyone missed it.

Chosen said...

It was just a great day in the NBA period. Kobe with 81 pts!!!

Nuss said...

Two things I would have least expected before the start of this season:

1. Seattle Seahawks, NFC Champions.
2. Robert Swift, 38 minutes played.

Still not sure which ranks higher.

cj said...

I knew I should have kept watching, dammit! This is beside any point, but does anybody know what they named the drumline? I entered the contest to name it and I want to know what lame-wad name they chose over my brilliant ideas.

Paul Merrill said...

If anyone knows where I can find a video of last night's game, please let me know!

chunkstyle23 said...

Alls I caught of it was from the video highlights on the espn.com recap. Even the local news stations managed to show only Ray's game-winner.

They went to Rashard at the end of regulation and OT1, and in the latter, he took it to the rack in typical creampuff fashion and got stuffed. DUDE. Take it strong! You're SIX-FOOT-TEN. Best case, you make it and win the game! Worst case, you get fouled. Geez...

Anonymous said...

I was sweating bricks waiting for my tape to run out. Ray hit the game winner with two minutes to spare. Phew!!

gabriel mott said...

has anyone got the video file of the game? video.google.com has been posting games after 24 hour delay but charges 4 bucks... and the most recent game is JAN 14... not that current... come on google.

chunkstyle23 said...

The reliably-hilarious YAY!Sports had a little blurb contrasting the performances put in by Heyzoose and The Mamba last night:

Ray Allen is not Kobe Bryant

Tish said...

i'm so dissapointed i missed this game, I've been looking everywhere since for a bittorrent. if anyone has it please, please, please get it up :)

Anonymous said...

Guys, settle down! It was an OK game, but only because it was high scoring. It was high-scoring only because 2 running teams that do not know defence were facing each other. This doesn't mark a turning point in our game-just 2 teams trading baskets.

chunks brother said...

entertainment value at this point should count for something so i can understand the excitement. From a fan standpoint it was a thrilling game especially how it ended. I'd rather watch a game like that than a reply of the Knicks-Rockets finals any day.

Adrian said...

Here's the torrent. Enjoy...

http://www.bb4ll.net/details.php?id=310

Anonymous said...

I'd rather watch us play defense, shut them down but still score 150 odd points personally. Entertaining, yes it was. Empty? Very much so. Meaningless? Totally.

Paul Merrill said...

There has never, ever, nerver been a team in the history of the NBA that could "shut down" the other team while scoring 150 points.

Players only have so much energy. You can have all-out offense, all-out defense, or somewhere in between, but it's ridiculous and, frankly, ignorant to think a team could score 150 points and "shut down" another team at the same time.

This reminds me of my asshole ex-stepdad who used to say studid shit like "All the Mariners need to do to win is have all the players hit .300". Brilliant!

I'm not trying to rag on you Anon, but calling the game empty or meaningless is just wrong. There's more than one way to win a ballgame. They did win, remember? The way things have gone so far this season, I'll take a win any way they can get them.

Anonymous said...

I wasn't exactly serious about being able to score that many and shut down the other team - I thought that would be kind of obvious, but I guess I should aim a little lower in the future, eh?

But anyway, why is it wrong to call the game empty or meaningless? It was, in my opinion. We still play no defense. We only show any spark when the other side plays no defense. Think Ridnour & Swift get those stats against any team playing a lick of D? Hell no! Think that was the start of the turnaround? I think not. If ever there was an empty win, that was it.

chunks brother said...

We all know the sonics don't play a lick of "D", and it's been a concern all year. While it might NOT be a start of a turnaround, a win is a win is a win buddy. when you suckass like the sonics have, any type of motivation you can get from a victory can and will be used as a springboard in the hopes off turning the season around.