Tuesday, October 24

Sonics Win! Print Playoff Tickets!

Seattle SuperSonics guard Ray Allen (34) is fouled by Phoenix Suns' Amare Stoudemire, during the third quarter of their pre-season NBA basketball game, Monday, Oct. 23, 2006, in Phoenix.<br />(AP Photo/Roy Dabner)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.

4 comments:

Paul Merrill said...

I don't know what a "schneid" is, but it's my new favorite word.

I didn't see the game, but reading the box score it sounds like Steve Nash got SHUT DOWN! Who says Frodo can't play D? (Oh yeah ...me)

ryan said...

I don't know what a schneid is either, but it sure sounds painful.

Anybody hear that the Celtics are looking to deal Allan Ray? Is it just me, or is it only right that he should back up Ray Allen? Seriously, can't we convince Rick Sund of how cosmically important this is?

nuss said...

This is off-topic, but an interesting piece on nba.com on Sene:

http://www.nba.com/fedex/eng/africa.html

Again, not schneid-related, but interesting nonetheless.

dick tate said...

"Robert Swift continues to cement himself as the starting center"

By default.