The Sonics have played surprisingly well against Houston this season, coming within 7 on the road and within 2 at home. Yes, pointing to how much you lost by as a sign of success is pathetic, but that's this year's Sonics.
Sadly, the Rockets are desperate for a win, and they must be looking at Seattle the way Drew Carey looks at a platter of wings. Tracy McGrady went off for 32 against the Blazers on Thursday, and there's no reason to doubt he'll do the same against the the defenseless Sonics tonight.
Kevin Durant - who aspires to be T-Mac-like - will also be expected to produce 25+ points tonight, but who else will contribute for the green and gold bunch? With the crucial Robert Swift, Mickael Gelabale, and Damien Wilkins all sidelined, how will the Sonics recover the magic that lead them to their stellar start to the season?
Ah, I kid. The Rockets are 9-point favorites, and that's money in the bank if you ask me. Final score? Rockets 105-Sonics 90.