Thursday, December 6

Enjoy It

Seattle SuperSonics' Kevin Durant, right, is fouled while driving to the basket by Los Angeles Clippers' Paul Davis in a NBA basketball game during the second half Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007 in Seattle. Durant scored 18 points in the SuperSonics 95-88 victory over the Clippers. <br />(AP Photo/Jim Bryant)
"Ask, and it shall be given you."
-Matthew 7:7

Playing a team in the second of a back-to-back, and a beat-up, mediocre team at that, this would have been a crusher to lose. Thankfully, Nick Collison and his 18-17 performance didn't let it happen and the Sonics (somewhat) cruised to a 95-88 win at the Key on Wednesday night.

A cynic would point to Earl Watson's -1 performance as indicative of his ineptitude, but in fairness to Watson, the majority of the negative numbers came at the latter stages of the fourth quarter, when the Clippers made a run to make the score respectable. Of note, Luke Ridnour is expected to practice today and return to action - possibly - against the Bucks on Friday night. Which is fortunate, inasmuch as Delonte West may not be available due to plantar fasciitis.

Kevin Durant put up his second consecutive sub-par game, but we should note that KD has yet to go more than three games this season without scoring 20 points. Of course, he has also yet to go three games without putting up at least 15 shots, but that's another story.


Anonymous said...

The best part of that game for me was watching Gelly get to run the point. Not that he was amazing or anything, I just like the way he plays.

Anonymous said...

On KUOW this evening, the announcer recapped the Sonics game by saying that Nick "Collision" returned and scored 17 points.

Hilarious. And somehow appropriate. Those local KUOW announcers aren't know for their mastery of names, but calling Nick Mr. Collision is kinda fun.