Thursday, July 12
Durant Gone, Green Hurt; Sonics Lose
The Sonics managed to make it three in a row, as Kevin Durant attended the ESPYs and Jeff Green tended to a sprained ankle in a loss to Milwaukee in the Vegas Summer League on Wednesday.
Noel Felix was the standout performer, as the former Sonic Summer Leaguer contributed 27 points, while Lynn Greer cemented the argument that the Sonics need some point guard help in this league, finishing with 19 points and 8 assists.
Meanwhile, Johan Petro was, once again, awful. Pepe Le Petro finished with 8 fouls, 2 turnovers, and 0 rebounds in 22 minutes. No rebounds! A 7-footer entering his third year in the league, and he couldn't manage a single board despite playing half the game. Johan, I take back the nice things I said the other day - step it up, man!
Kenny Adeleke was strong in a starting role, grabbing 10 points and 8 boards, and Julius Hodge turned in his second good performance in three games. All in all, it was probably the best performance yet from Seattle, which isn't saying much, I know. The Sonics are off today, and then take on Golden State on Friday. We'll see if they hold Belinelli to under 50.
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