Friday, July 6

90 Minutes & Counting

Kevin Durant of the Seattle SupersonicsWell, about 90 minutes left until the Kevin Durant Era begins. If you're interested in watching the game, you can click here for the live webcast on NBA.com. Scroll down about 1/3 of the page to the line just below the Sonics' schedule, then click and away you go. (NOTE: You'll have to sign up with nba.com, which is a free service. From what I understand, the games are free on the internet. For now.)

Until the game starts, you can check out some more Durant info here, here, and here (is it me, or does the last one eerily seem like something you'd play at his funeral?). You can also watch some Jeff Green highlights here.

Not sure who will be in the starting lineup for today's game. I'm guessing:

C: Johan Petro
PF: Green
SF: Durant
SG: Julius Hodge or Mickael Gelabale
PG: Zabian Dowdell

How many dunks for Durant this afternoon? 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, or more? Correct answer wins a free subscription to supersonicsoul.com!

44 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's Christmas in July... Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy.

I am putting the posterized dunk count at 4... including one on Diop.

Can't wait.

-Dan

Dave said...

Going with 5 dunks tonight, just because he can! I also think he could go for a double double if they leave him in long enough... we'll see if they let him run wild.

nuss said...

Unbelievable. Got this message when I tried to watch the game via webcast:

"This live webcast is not available in your area."

Why is the game blacked out in Vancouver, BC? As internet-savvy as the NBA claims to be, this is another illustration of how frustrating their stuff can be sometimes.

Anyone else out there try to watch the game via the 'webcast'?

nuss said...

FYI:

Here's your SuperSonicSummerLeague Starting lineup:

C: Petro
F: Durant
F: Green
G: Dowdell
G: Hodge

For Dallas:
C: Diop
F: Bass
F: Ager
G: Terry (Reyshaun, not Jason)
G: Barrea

Jeff Green scores Sonics' first 5 points before Julius Hodge (another supersonicsoul.com favorite) scores a bucket.

Anonymous said...

According to the boxscore, Durant missed his first 4 shots...also, I can't get the webcast either, and I live in Seattle.

frank said...

It's Summer League! Why the hell is it blacked out in any area? B@#TARDS!

Paul Merrill said...

I really need to buy that cable TV everyone's talking about. This sucks.

Nuss said...

Classic Summer League in-game stat:

Thus far, the Sonics have 4 fouls, 5 turnovers, and 2 baskets.

Nyjer said...

Its blacked out in New York. Dammit.

The Philadelphia game isn't though, so you can still get your fix.

Anonymous said...

The game's on NBA tv, but it's tape delayed until this evening from what I understand.

I know, it doesn't make any sense to me either. I'm starting to think that David Stern thinks that tv ratings are like golf scores; the lower the better.

nuss said...

I swiped this from a commenter at sonicscentral.com. It's a link via realgm.com that has the game. And it works!

I take it back, I love the NBA and the internet!

http://boss.streamos.com/wmedia-live/nba/9912/500_nba-league_pass_dallas_051201.asx

Nuss said...

End of 1: Kevin Durant with no points. That means no dunks, for those of you scoring at home.

Anonymous said...

looks like it's on NBA tv at 9pm tonight. How stupid is that. NBA.com says the games will ALL be shown live either on NBA tv or on the web. I bought the sports package today for nothing. DANG!

nuss said...

Well, KD got his first dunk, but it was on a foul, so it didn't count. Nice fast break opporunity where Jackson gave it up to Durant in the lane and he finished ... with authority (in my best Marv Albert impersonation).

Jason said...

oh sweet! thanks Nuss for the link, it even has scores and a commentator! I watched some of the SA game and it looked like a 5 year old was handling the camera

Nuss said...

This might be sacreligious to say, but so far, Durant reminds me of and 19-year-old Shawn Kemp in body, and a 28-year-old Shawn Kemp is touch and shooting.

There. I said it.

Anonymous said...

Mo Sene looks like he's put on some weight since the end of last season. His arms definitely look bigger.

Nuss said...

Fantastic effort by KD on a dunk that he got fouled on. If it had gone down, that would have been on ESPN tonight for sure.

Anonymous said...

I don't think Durant has sat for the entire half.

frank said...

Wow, midway thru the 2nd before we register an assist. Interesting.

Anonymous said...

So, why does Hodges have more rebounds from the two spot then rest of the team combined at the half? Diop and Bass are killing Petro, Green, and Durant on the boards.

-Dan

frank said...

Why no Gelly? At least give us a fighting chance...

P Nussbaum said...

The Sonics really could use somebody like Mike Wilks on this team.

P Nussbaum said...

Starting lineup for the 2nd half:

Dowdell, Durant, Petro, Hodge, Green

Anonymous said...

Was that Robert Swift with a ponytail? WTF!

Anonymous said...

Anybody ever heard of stopping the man with the ball? Barrea went through the defense like they were standing still on that last drive, man!

P Nussbaum said...

Durant got seriously burned for the second time tonight on defense. Going to be alot of that this year.

frank said...

I'm really glad Summer League is no real indicator of the real thing. Right... right?!

Anonymous said...

Nice more inside by Hodge. He having a pretty decent game.

-Dan

P Nussbaum said...

Little known fact:

Jermaine Jackson, in addition to being Michael's brother, went to the same college as Sonic legend Spencer Haywood - Detroit Mercy.

P Nussbaum said...

PJ just got done telling the commentators that the Sonics are "going to look run" this year, but that the Sonics need to focus on the defensive end more this year.

Anonymous said...

Wonder if Gelly is even at the building today. Strange that he wouldn't get any time at all....

Carl said...

I heard someone say they need to get Jelly Belly healthy.

Carl

chunks brother said...

Durants game stats thus far 4-15 fg, 1-3 3pt, 7-9 FT, 1 reb, 1 pf. Green already fouled in 30 mins. of play. no measure, it's only summer league, i'm just hoping he doesn't get hurt. *knock on wood*

Anonymous said...

Man, Sene going to the Developmental Leauge again. By the way, the following players were pick after Sene...

Paul Millsap
Craig Smith
Rajon Rondo
Marcus Williams
Jorge Garbajosa
Daniel Gibson

I think I just threw up in my mouth and died a little bit inside.

- Dan

chris said...

Carlisimo interview was strange. He said he thought the defense was fine, but the offense needed work. Exactly the opposite of my thoughts.

P Nussbaum said...

Durant's FG % is going to look bad in the newspapers, but he had some sick offensive moves in the first half. Just shocking whhe can do with the basketball.

Paul Merrill said...

Barea needs to die.

P Nussbaum said...

Watching Heath go down hard there, anybody else get the feeling that if a sniper came into the building, that the players are instructed to form a barrier around Durant and give themselves up like Secret Service agents? Maybe I'm the only one who thinks about stuff like that ...

Anonymous said...

Johan Petro:

3rd year in the league this year, going up against guys who've never played in the NBA, and he goes 1 for 7 with 2 boards in 20 minutes. What a waste.

chris said...

Sonics are really making Barea(?!!) look all world. These guys really, really need to learn how to play some D.

P Nussbaum said...

One thing I noticed - it seemed as though Durant was forcing the ball on offense (not that I blame him) and I wonder how it will work during the regular season, in that he doesn't have anyone to tell him to take a step back - at least anyone that is worthy of his respect. It's be nice for them to have Allen or Lewis for a season to keep Durant in check, but that just isn' going to happen. Don't get me wrong, I loved watching KD play tonight, but it did have me a little concerned.

chris said...

Yeah, I'm surprised they didn't try a little harder to hold on to some veteran leadership. Hopefully Presti knows what he is doing.

P.J. Patches said...

Durant is talented but did not look to get his teammates involved at all; the Supes played little defense; Petro looked terrible for a seasoned NBA pro; Swift looks like Cherokee Parks with a red pony-tail; Gelabale was sitting in street clothes at the end of the bench and it was nice to see a Sonics' coach actually sit in his seat during the game (sorry Bobby).