Sonics Capture First Win, Spoil Wade’s return
Seattle Supersonics finally captured their first victory this season when they defeated the Miami Heat 104-95. After having the worst season start of the team, they finally managed to secure their first win and spoil Dwayne Wade’s welcome back party.
Chris Wilcox scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Damien Wilkins contributed 19 points for the Sonics. Rookie sensation Kevin Durant had 18 points on his first NBA victory.
Ricky Davis led the Miami Heat in scoring but had a poor shooting night. He finished with 19 points on 5-18 shooting. Jason Williams scored 14 points while Alonzo Mourning added 13 points. Shaquille O’Neal was 4-4 from the field but only played 16 minutes. Shaq finished with just 10 points, 3 rebounds and 4 fouls.
Returning superstar D-Wade made 15 points, 5 rebounds and 1 assist in 24 minutes of action.
The Seattle Supersonics are now 1-8 in the Northwest while the Miami Heat are 1-7 in the Southeast.
Agent Zero Scores 30, Wizards Defeats Pacers
The Washington Wizards defeated the Indiana Pacers 103-90 after Gilbert Arenas exploded with 30 points. Agent Zero seems to have found his grooves when he finished 9-18 from the floor and 9-11 from the free throw line. He also had 11 assists and 6 rebounds to go with his 30 points.
Caron Butler also played big time for the Wizards, he finished with 25 points on 9-15 shooting. Brendan Haywood added 16 points and 11 rebounds and reserve Darius Songaila contributed 12 points for the Wizards.
Six players from the Pacers were in double figures, but it wasn’t enough to finish the game with a win. Pacers reserve Marquis Daniels led his team with 19 points. Jermaine O’Neal scored 17 points and point guard Jamaal Tinsley added 15 points.
The Washington Wizards have won their last two games after starting 0-5 and the Indiana Pacers have lost their last 5 games after a 3-0 start.
King James Records Triple-Double but Loses to Magic
The Orlando Magic defeated Lebron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers 117-116 in an exciting overtime period. Lebron James’ triple-double was not enough to overcome Dwight Howard’s double-double stats. King James played big time for the Cavs, he finished with 39 points, 13 rebounds and 14 assists. King James had plenty of help from his teammates, Drew Gooden and Zydrunas Ilgauskas both finished with double doubles. Gooden posted 23 points and 12 rebounds while Ilgauskas had 18 points and 11 rebounds. Inconsistent Daniel Gibson added 16 points for the Cavaliers, but their efforts were not enough to thwart the Magic.
Howard, who is averaging a double-double this season, put on another impressive performance when he finished with 35 points and 16 rebounds. Jameer Nelson scored 21 points along with 11 assists. Rashard Lewis added 20 points and Hedo Turkoglu had 13 points for the Magic.
King James had the chance to shoot the game winning basket but Turkoglu was able to set up his defense and make the best defensive stop of the night.
The Orlando Magics have 7-2 record in the Southeast while Cleveland Cavaliers hold a 4-5 record in the Central division.