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SONICS WIN !!!!! 115-102 -- they lead the Series 3-1
Ray Allen did what special players do. They win games. They dominate. They reach a level where they are unstoppable. Flat out sick, wicked and nasty.
The Sonics defense was outstanding in the second half. That they were able to switch from as the first half to the second half is shocking.
What the Kings will do next will be very interesting.
One of the toughest things to do in basketball is to knock a team out of the playoffs who are playing for their lives. However, no one is sure what the Kings are going to do.
SONICS 114 KINGS 100 with :24 left.
Ray just equalled the Sonics record of 45 points in a playoff game.
SONICS 111 KINGS 98 with :41
A 30 point second half by the Kings. The Sonics whose defense could not have been worse in the first half dominated in the second half.
Reggie Evans is screaming it is cold in here, it is cold in here. He may be talking about the Kings offense.
It looks like a fire alarm just went off in the building.
SONICS 109 KINGS 98 with :54
Mike Bibby is 4 of 17 from the field and has just missed two free throws
Luke Ridnour made both free throws and Ray Allen has willed the Sonics to a win.
SONICS 107 KINGS 98 with 1:02 left.
ALLEN JUST RIPPED THE KINGS HEART OUT WITH A FALL AWAY THREE AS THE SHOT CLOCK SOUNDED. THE BASKET FOR RAY IS BIG !!!!!
SONICS 104 KINGS 98 with 1:27 left.
AD runner puts Seattle up 7.
Bibby hits 1 of 2 free throws
SONICS 102 KINGS 97 with 2:39 left
Allen misses off a pick and roll with Collison.
Allen and Lewis run the pick and roll. Lewis fouled hits both free throws. Sonics by 7.
Miller has 5 fouls
SONICS 100 KINGS 95 with 3:51 left.
Nick Collsion just took his third charge of the Quarter.
Sonics are gassed -- great timeout by Nate
SONICS 98 KINGS 91 with 5:23 left
Jerome James has been great on the boards. Particuallrly on the defensive side.
Of course as Jerome works as soon as type that he brutalizes a possession by not screening out Mike Bibby on the shot and gives up an offensive rebound.
RAY ALLEN HAS 40 !!!!!!
Fred Brown has the Sonics playoff high with 45
Ray Allen's career high is 47
Ray Allen's playoff career high is 41
SONICS 97 KINGS 90 with 6:15 left
Collison on the pick and roll from Allen puts the Sonics back up 7.
The Kings have only scored one of their last 7 possessions.
The Kings have just 22 points since halftime. That is over 18 minutes.
SONICS 95 KINGS 88 with 7:25 left
Kings just got their first offensive rebound of the second half.
RAY ALLEN AGAIN.
Nick Collison has taken two charges in the 4th Quarter.
Lewis misses a wide open three that would have put the Sups up 7.
Antonio banks a three and the foul -- Sonics by 7. They trailed 41-22.
SONICS 90 KINGS 88 with 9:13 left.
Lewis enters as does Peja.
Sonics have the ball with a chance to take the lead for the first time since the 1st Q
RAY ALLEN BURIES THE SICKEST THREE WITH TWO GUYS ON HIM. HE STROLLED AROUND THE ARCH AND THEN JUST EXPLODED!!! SONICS LEAD
KINGS 88 SONICS 87 with 10:00 left
On the floor to start the 4th: AD, RA, VR, Danny and Nick. Fortson only lasts :50 seconds. JJ in. Kings are going three guards.
Bobby Jackson is on Ray Allen.
Ray Allen is in a different place. 35 points.
KINGS 84 SONICS 80 end of 3rd Quarter
Here we go !!!!!!
Ray Allen has been amazing with 30 points. He is doing what great playoff players do. He is making plays when their is nothing left on the floor. The Kings are surrounding him and they still can't stop him.
The Kings never got their high post offense rolling in the 3rd Quarter.
KINGS 82 SONICS 76 with :52 seconds left in the 3rd Q
Strange match-ups. The Sonics have Vlady guarding Mobley. Can they exploit it on the other side.
Mobley just hit a three
KINGS 75 SONICS 73 with 2:51 in the 3rd
"Give it to the man and boom goes the dynamite."
Check out the video of the worst sportcaster ever lower down on the blog and you will get why Kevin just said that on Ray Allen's three.
KINGS 75 SONICS 70 with 3:17 left in the 3rd Q
This is agonizing. Both teams have gone brutally cold and sloppy
The Sonics have blown 5 straight chances to get it to three points.
Vlady through a terrible pass to James and on the possession before he got stuck and the offense broke down.
Here comes the Seattle bench. AD in for Luke. This group killed the Sonics in the 3rd Quarter.
In the first
KINGS 75 SONICS 70 with 4:14 left in the 3rd Q
I just saw the first nervous body langugue from the Kings. Mobley missed a three and jumped up and down about how big it would have been.
Seattle has blown three chances to get it to one possessions.
KINGS 75 SONICS 70 with 5:34 left in the 3rd
This arena is different all of a sudden.
The crowd is beginnig to get anxious.
But Seattle can't get the stop they need.
Seattle can't have the mental breakdowns they had at the end of quarter 1 and 2.
KINGS 70 SONICS 62 with 8:14 left in the 3rd
Great flurry by the Sonics have them knocking on the door.
In Game 3 they could never make what I call the nervous basket or nervous stop. The basket or stop that makes the Kings realize their backs are against the walls. Will they tonight?
KINGS 72 SONICS 66 with 7:07 left.
The defensive intensity is much better. Moreover, they are handling the game on the boards.
Are the Kings nervous? They will be if the Sonics can get a stop and a bucket cutting it to 4.