The Sonics finally got off the schneid with a 108-102 win over the Suns in Phoenix Monday night. Led by Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis (again), Seattle outscored Phoenix 58-43 in the second half. Ridnour had an especially nice game, with 11 points, 8 boards, and 6 assists.
Chris Wilcox had a decent outing, although one would hope he would eventually score in double-figures at some point this pre-season (also,that 3-for-6 mark at the foul line ain't making anyone happy).
Robert Swift continues to cement himself as the starting center, posting 6 points in 15 minutes while Johan Petro struggled, committing 3 fouls to go with 0 points and 1 rebound. Ouch.
Seattle's interior defense must have been awful, though, as Thomas, Stoudamire, and Marion combined for 50 points and 24 boards in 71 minutes - telling numbers indeed. Bob Hill can talk all he wants about how he wants to give the youngsters a chance to prove their worth, but deep down he has to sense the danger in not having a veteran post player to defend.