databaseBasketball.com  formerly BasketballReference.com
databaseSports.comBasketball |  NCAA Basketball |  Football |  NCAA Football |  Baseball |  Hockey |  Golf |  Racing |  Olympics |  Poker
Fast Links: Home Page  Players  Teams  Leagues  All-Star Games  Awards  Coaches  Draft  Ultimate Search  Fantasy 
  

Select a day M  D  Y  

NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- SEATTLE 22 26 22 15 85 DENVER 26 22 27 13 88 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: SEA - RASHARD LEWIS 16, PREDRAG DROBNJAK 16, BRENT BARRY 15 DEN - VOSHON LENARD 24, JUWAN HOWARD 22, GEORGE MCCLOUD 16

HIGH REBOUND: SEA - RASHARD LEWIS 15, VIN BAKER 7, PREDRAG DROBNJAK 6 DEN - JUWAN HOWARD 10, DONNELL HARVEY 9, RYAN BOWEN 7

HIGH ASSISTS: SEA - GARY PAYTON 7, BRENT BARRY 3, DESMOND MASON 3 DEN - JUWAN HOWARD 5, CALBERT CHEANEY 4, VOSHON LENARD 4

ATT: 17,848


Extended Box

SEATTLE (85) AT DENVER (88)

SEATTLE

REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == ===

R LEWIS F 43 6-17 2-2 4 11 15 2 2 2 3 16 P DOBNJAK F 32 6-13 4-6 2 4 6 0 3 0 0 16 J JAMES C 12 1-2 0-0 3 2 5 1 3 1 1 2 G PAYTON G 36 5-14 2-3 1 3 4 7 2 1 3 12 B BARRY G 40 3-11 8-8 0 2 2 3 2 2 3 15 V BAKER 17 4-11 1-1 5 2 7 0 3 0 0 9 D MASON 36 2-9 2-2 0 3 3 3 2 0 1 6 R LIVINGSTON 15 1-4 2-2 1 1 2 1 2 1 0 4 S WILLIAMS 9 2-4 0-1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 A LONG DNP - INJ - STRAINED RIGH O OYEDEJI DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 30-85 21-25 16 29 45 18 20 8 11 85 (.353) (.840) TEAM REBS: 11 TOTAL TO: 11 (10 PTS)

DENVER

REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == ===

C CHEANEY F 37 2-11 0-0 0 6 6 4 2 1 1 4 R BOWEN F 40 3-5 2-2 3 4 7 1 3 1 0 8 J HOWARD C 37 9-18 4-7 5 5 10 5 3 0 2 22 T HARDAWAY G 9 3-5 0-0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 7 G MCCLOUD G 41 6-11 3-4 2 4 6 3 2 0 8 16 D HARVEY 20 2-5 1-3 3 6 9 2 4 1 0 5 V LENARD 35 10-20 0-0 0 4 4 4 4 1 4 24 C ARROYO 10 0-3 0-0 1 2 3 2 1 0 0 0 Z HAMILTON 11 1-3 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 2 K SATTERFIELD DNP - COACH'S DECISION M BATEER DNP - COACH'S DECISION C ANDERSEN DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 36-81 10-16 14 33 47 24 20 4 16 88 (.444) (.625) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 17 (12 PTS)

SEATTLE 22 26 22 15 - 85 DENVER 26 22 27 13 - 88

BLOCKED SHOTS: SEATTLE - P DOBNJAK 3, R LIVINGSTON 2, B BARRY, J JAMES, D MASON. DENVER - R BOWEN 2, D HARVEY 2, C ARROYO. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: SEATTLE 4-19 (.211), R LEWIS 2-5, G PAYTON 0-2, B BARRY 1-7, R LIVINGSTON 0-2, S WILLIAMS 1-3. DENVER 6-12 (.500), T HARDAWAY 1-1, G MCCLOUD 1-4, V LENARD 4-7. TECHNICAL FOULS: SEATTLE - D MASON. DENVER - J HOWARD. FLAGRANT FOULS: NONE. OFFICIALS: JOE CRAWFORD, MIKE CALLAHAN. A - 17,848. T - 2:06.


Box Score

SEATTLE (85)

fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp R Lewis 43 6-17 2-2 4-15 2 2 16 P Dobnjak 32 6-13 4-6 2-6 0 3 16 J James 12 1-2 0-0 3-5 1 3 2 G Payton 36 5-14 2-3 1-4 7 2 12 B Barry 40 3-11 8-8 0-2 3 2 15 V Baker 17 4-11 1-1 5-7 0 3 9 D Mason 36 2-9 2-2 0-3 3 2 6 R Livingston 15 1-4 2-2 1-2 1 2 4 S Williams 9 2-4 0-1 0-1 1 1 5 A Long DNP - INJ - STRAINED RIGH O Oyedeji DNP - COACH'S DECISION

_____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 30-85 21-25 16-45 18 20 85 _____________________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.353, FT-.840. 3-Point Goals: 4-19, .211 (R Lewis 2-5, G Payton 0-2, B Barry 1-7, R Livingston 0-2, S Williams 1-3). Team Rebounds: 11. Blocked Shots:8 (P Dobnjak 3, R Livingston 2, B Barry, J James, D Mason). Turnovers:11 (B Barry 3, G Payton 3, R Lewis 3, J James, D Mason). Steals: 8 (B Barry 2, R Lewis 2, G Payton, R Livingston, J James, S Williams).

DENVER (88)

fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp C Cheaney 37 2-11 0-0 0-6 4 2 4 R Bowen 40 3-5 2-2 3-7 1 3 8 J Howard 37 9-18 4-7 5-10 5 3 22 T Hardaway 9 3-5 0-0 0-1 2 0 7 G McCloud 41 6-11 3-4 2-6 3 2 16 D Harvey 20 2-5 1-3 3-9 2 4 5 V Lenard 35 10-20 0-0 0-4 4 4 24 C Arroyo 10 0-3 0-0 1-3 2 1 0 Z Hamilton 11 1-3 0-0 0-1 1 1 2 K Satterfield DNP - COACH'S DECISION M Bateer DNP - COACH'S DECISION C Andersen DNP - COACH'S DECISION

_____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 36-81 10-16 14-47 24 20 88 _____________________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.444, FT-.625. 3-Point Goals: 6-12, .500 (T Hardaway 1-1, G McCloud 1-4, V Lenard 4-7). Team Rebounds: 10. Blocked Shots:5 (R Bowen 2, D Harvey 2, C Arroyo). Turnovers:16 (G McCloud 8, V Lenard 4, J Howard 2, C Cheaney, Z Hamilton). Steals: 4 (C Cheaney, V Lenard, R Bowen, D Harvey).

------------------------------------------- SEATTLE 22 26 22 15 - 85 DENVER 26 22 27 13 - 88 -------------------------------------------

Technical fouls: Seattle - 1 (D Mason, 2:55 3rd). Denver - (J Howard, 2:55 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 17,848. T: 2:06. Officials: Joe Crawford, Mike Callahan.


Game Story

DENVER (Ticker) -- The Seattle SuperSonics hardly resembled a playoff team.

In a fourth quarter filled with futility by both teams, the Sonics failed to score a basket over the the final 7:05 and were beaten, 88-85, by the Denver Nuggets, who got 24 points from Voshon Lenard.

After Shammond Williams' layup with just over seven minutes left pulled the Sonics within 81-79, they managed only six free throws the rest of the way. They missed their final eight shots and committed five turnovers during that span.

"We didn't play the way a playoff team needs to play," said Sonics guard Brent Barry, who scored 15 points. "We're finding unique ways to play ourselves out of games."

In the final period, the teams combined for just 28 points on 10-of-36 shooting. Seattle went 4-of-15 while the Nuggets were 6-of-21.

Lenard scored 16 points after halftime and Juwan Howard finished with 22 and 11 rebounds for the Nuggets, who won three of four meetings with Seattle this season. It is the first season series win for Denver over Seattle since 1987-88.

George McCloud chipped in 16 points for Denver, which stopped a seven-game losing streak.

Nuggets point guard Tim Hardaway suffered a broken left foot late in the first quarter and will miss the rest of the season. He suffered the injury after Seattle guard Randy Livingston stepped on his foot.

"We were really concerned about Tim," Nuggets coach Mike Evans said. "He was playing so well and worked himself into shape to play. It was really sad to seem him play."

Rashard Lewis and Predrag Drobnjak each had 16 points for the Sonics, whose lead over Utah for the final Western Conference playoff berth was sliced to one-half game.

"We didn't take care of business," Seattle coach Nate McMillen said. "We came basically to play a game not as focused as we should have been. That's a game we probably should've won. It's a loss, it's as simple as that. For whatever reason, we didn't play a good game. It's one we needed to win and didn't do that."

A pair of foul shots by Barry with 2:49 remaining pulled Seattle into an 85-85 tie. The teams went scoreless until Howard made a spinning layup in the lane, putting Denver ahead for good with 35 seconds left.

"I knew I had a mismatch on (Desmond) Mason and they were going to double-team, so I had to make a move before they did," Howard said. "I was able to spin off him and get the big basket."

Lewis, who also collected 15 rebounds, had a chance to give the Sonics the lead with less than 30 seconds left but missed a 3-pointer. McCloud grabbed the rebound and split a pair from the line three seconds later.

Gary Payton tried to tighten things but missed a wild layup attempt. Howard squandered a chance to seal it for the Nuggets, misfiring on two foul shots with 7.6 seconds remaining.

Following a timeout, Barry got a decent look at the basket, but his 3-pointer from just to the left of the key hit the backboard and time expired.

As a team, Seattle shot just 35 percent (30-of-85) and made just 4-of-19 attempts from 3-point range.

Lenard, seeing increased playing time following the early injury to Hardaway, came alive in the third quarter with14 points. He drained a 3-pointer and made another basket in a 7-2 run to close the period that gave the Nuggets a 75-70 advantage.

Lenard did most of his damage on the perimeter, hitting 10-of-20 shots, including four 3-pointers. Howard was the inside presence as he was 9-of-18 from the field.

Denver took its largest lead at 81-72 with 9:02 remaining on a layup by Ryan Bowen before the Sonics battled back.

About statistical abbreviations

Errors? Suggestions? Comments? Send us a message   Advertise on DatabaseSports   Roto Sports, Inc.

© 2002-2011 databaseSports.com