Tuesday, March 25

Sonics Rock

The chants were ringing from the rafters, and, for one night at least, it was fun to be at KeyArena.

The Sonics managed to pull one out, knocking off the Blazers to snap an atrocious 11-game losing streak. More importantly, a number of players commented on the "Save Our Sonics" chants that echoed throughout the not-close-to-a-sellout arena, with some attributing the success of the team to the vocals from the fans.

Not surprisingly, PJ Carlesimo is still holding the reigns on Mo Sene. For some ridiculous reason, Carlesimo has decided that it makes more sense to give 16 minutes to Francisco Elson than to the former first-round draft pick who was summoned from Idaho earlier this month.

Elson - who figures in no way, shape or form into the Sonics future - is taking minutes away from Sene, who dominated the D-League and absolutely deserves a shot at some minutes.

But let's focus on the positive. The Sonics mustered up a well balanced attack, Johan Petro scored 10 points in one quarter, Luke Ridnour nearly finished with a double-double, Seattle shot 50% from beyond the arc, and Jeff Green and Kevin Durant were solid contributors, scoring nearly 40 points between.

For one night, being a Sonic fan was something to be proud of again.

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