Friday, October 13

Sonics Fall to Lakers

ANAHEIM, CA- OCTOBER 12: Nick Collison #4 of the Seattle SuperSonics brings the ball upcourt during a preseason game against the Los Angeles Lakers at the Honda Center, on October 12, 2006 in Anaheim, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2006 NBAE (Photo by Juan Ocampo/NBAE via Getty Images)<br />NBAE/Getty ImagesThe big story out of LA wasn't that the Sonics lost a pre-season game to the Kobe-less Lakers, but that Nick Collison is a MAN ON FIRE!

Collison contributed 20 points in a scant 24 minutes, his second consecutive impressive showing in the two pre-season games. In fact, comparing Collison to Chris Wilcox through two games, you get:

Collison: 31 points, 16 boards, 4 fouls, 51 minutes
Wilcox: 11 points, 13 boards, 5 fouls, 46 minutes

Conclusion? Pre-season games don't mean squat. Still, it's nice to see Nick isn't racking up fouls like Alton Lister on crack anymore. Hopefully, it will be a trend he continues during the course of the regular season as well.

In other news, Ray Allen broke the shotclock on a dunk, Luke Ridnour's thumb isn't broken but he'll still miss the next game, the Sonics will be playing in Collison's old gym, the Sonics' trio of young centers stunk up the joint last night, Bob Hill doesn't think Earl Watson should start, Gelabale impressed Hill by scoring in the post in the late stages of the game, and the Sonics have been outscored 45 to 18 from beyond the arc.

Phew.

1 comment:

ryan said...

I don't know about you guys, but the big story to me is the amount of hair Robert Swift is sporting these days. Get a load of him rumbling up court behind Collison in that picture! Maybe it's me, but Swift looks like the guys down at the park near my house, and I don't mean that in a good way.