Originally Posted by insidehoops
Orlando: Seattle’s first meeting with Orlando this season ended in heartbreaking fashion after Hedo Turkoglu’s deep fade away at the buzzer gave the Magic a one-point victory (88-87 on Nov. 8). The Sonics will look to salvage the sweep this week at KeyArena, where Seattle is 8-2 all-time against Orlando (14-3 all-time in Seattle overall). The Magic have swept the series just once in 16 seasons of matchups.
Indiana: The Sonics and Pacers split a pair of games last season and have split the last 14 meetings overall. Ray Allen led Seattle in scoring in both meetings, including 25 points in the Sonics’ 107-102 victory on 12/4/05. In the rematch on 1/2/06, Fred Jones came off the bench for the Pacers to score a game-high 26 points as Indiana cruised to a 115-96 win. Seattle leads the all-time series 37-27.
Utah: The Sonics shot a season-best 53.6 percent from the field in the first meeting with the Jazz but could not overcome Utah’s 47-27 rebounding advantage in a 118-109 loss at KeyArena on Nov. 17. Seattle had success in Salt Lake City last year, sweeping the two-game road set with the Jazz for the first time since the 1991-92 season. The Sonics had lost eight straight to the Jazz in Utah before winning three of the last four. Seattle holds a 77-60 lead all-time.
·Ray Allen needs 117 points to reach 16,000.
·Chris Wilcox needs one block to reach 100.
·Chris Wilcox needs 61 points to reach 2,000.
·Nick Collison needs two blocks to reach 100.
damn i wonder who will get to 100 blocks first...this will for sure be a exciting week