Kevin Pelton, SUPERSONICS.COM
| July 20, 2007
The Seattle SuperSonics closed summer-league play with their second straight win, defeating the Dallas Mavericks 85-79 in their Rocky Mountain Revue finale on Friday. With the Sonics leading by two in the final 30 seconds, a Jeff Green tip-in sealed the game. After a steal, two free throws provided the final margin.
Green had 11 points and a team-high 10 rebounds, but struggled with his shooting as the Sonics go-to player on offense. Green hit four of his 16 shot attempts. He concluded the summer averaging 16.4 points and 5.1 rebounds per game, numbers that would have been slightly better had he not left one game early due to a sprained ankle. Green shot 41.2% from the field and 70.2% from the free-throw line, attempting more than seven free throws per game.
Famutimi led the Sonics in scoring.|
On this night, the Sonics were led in scoring by reserve guard Olu Famutimi, who scored 13 points on 4-of-7 shooting. Johan Petro
added 12 points and five rebounds. A balanced scoring attack saw nine Sonics players score at least five points. 13 players saw action.
After an even first quarter, the teams traded controlling periods. The Sonics led by seven at the half, Dallas by three after three quarters and the Sonics outscored the Mavericks 30-21 in the final period.
Rookie second-round pick Reyshawn Terry scored 17 points to lead the Mavericks, who defeated the Sonics 77-66 in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas two weeks ago in the summer opener for both teams. Pops Mensah-Bonsu had a double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds.
After losing their first six games of the summer, including all five in Las Vegas, the Sonics finished up with consecutive wins.