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October 31, 2007

Denver game thread

Posted by Percy Allen at 8:12 PM

SPOTTY SHOOTING --- Durant is not shy when it comes to shooting. He's lofted 14 field goal attempts and connected on three. He's 1-for-4 on three-pointers.

SECOND QUARTER --- West is +13 in the plus/minus category while Watson is -11. The Nuggets either don't know or didn't care that Damien Wilkins can knock down an open 3. He's 4-for-5 behind the arc.

DURANT WEBSITE --- Be sure to check out the Times new site on Kevin Durant.

FIRST QUARTER --- The Sonics appeared to be on the verge of being blown out before Delonte West came into the game. He's got seven points, but more importantly he's settled the squad and has been able to slow down Allen Iverson. Earl Watson was 0-for-3 was ineffective early. Kevin Durant is defending Carmelo Anthony and the Nuggets forward is assigned to the Sonics rookie defensively. Anthony has 14 points.

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Expect to see a lot of games like this during the season--staying "close" for 3 quarters, and letting the game get out of hand in the final minutes. There is no "go to" guy on this team yet, and our defense is non existent. Maybe I expected too much from our defense....but come on....I could not believe how many EASY baskets the Nuggets got...all I saw were lay ups and dunks...where was the defense??? Is it going to take all season, before this team can keep a team under 100 points? Yeah, I know, I know, it was opening night, against a good team, on the road...but it's clear it's gonna be a long year if the defense doesn't ever show up. Frustrating night...

Posted by Michael C. at 10:31 PM, Oct 31, 2007

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