In a season of disappointments, Friday night's loss must have been especially difficult for Bob Hill to swallow.
It wasn't enough that his team got outrebounded 26-5 on the offensive glass. Or that Ray Allen had as many turnovers as the Hornets.
No, the most disappointing part of the whole affair was how the rest of the Western Conference did it's part.
What do I mean? Well take a look at how the teams ahead of the Sonics in the standings fared Friday evening:
Portland - Loss (at home, against Memphis!?)
Sacramento - Loss
Minnesota - Loss
Denver - Loss
New OKC - Win
Golden St., Clips - Idle
That's right, everything that could've broken the Sonics way on Friday did - with the exception of their game, natch. Considering the Sonics are in San Antone tonight, you can't blame Bob Hill if he hit the mini bar pretty hard last night.