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Sonics fall to 0-2

by Darnell Mayberry Modified: April 12, 2013 at 5:55 pm •  Published: November 2, 2007

SEATTLE — The outcome was about as predictable as a superhero flick. The Sonics hung in there for three and a half quarters before the Suns just tightened up at both ends and ran away with the win. While the Sonics were looking for a go-to guy late, guys like Marcus Banks and Steve Nash and Grant Hill and Amare Stoudemire made sure to seal it on offense. Raja Bell did his thing to seal it defensively, coming up with a big charge call on Durant in the final three minutes. While you can’t ask for too much out of Durant, he looked to be too passive in the second half. He had 18 at the half and sat on 22 for much of the final 24 minutes. He drilled a baseline jumper and a deep 3 from the top of the key to give him his final total of 27. He deferred way too much. At some point, though, he will learn to take over like he used to do at Texas. He tried during that brief five-point stretch. But that was all he had. For now, he’ll need more help from his teammates. He’ll still be a star.


by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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