Do the writers assigned to cover Sunday night's "contest" between Seattle and Minnesota receive hazard pay, especially in light of the fact they had to stick around for an entire extra overtime period?
(Speaking of writers, you have to admire the gallows humor from Gary Washburn at the PI. "Well at least we know the Sonics are a better team than the Minnesota Timberwolves.")
The game was a tale of two halves, with the Sonics dominating the first and throwing away their good efforts in the second, before rebounding to grab a win in OT. Luke Ridnour's 3 with 11 seconds remaining in the fourth was a key, as was Kevin Durant's layup with 4.2 on the clock. Statistical leaders included Durant's 7 turnovers (ouch), Ridnour and Earl Watson combining for 28 points and 16 assists, Chris Wilcox with an 18-15 performance, and a 14-8 from Nick Collison.