Saturday, Jan 26, 2008
SEATTLE (AP) -- Marvin Williams scored a career-high 33 points
last night to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 99-90 victory that
extended the Seattle SuperSonics' losing streak to a
franchise-record tying 13 games.
Williams -- who grew up in Bremerton just a ferry ride away from
Seattle -- had 16 points in the first half as the Hawks blew away
the Sonics early to end a four-game losing streak. He also scored
11 points in the fourth quarter to hold off a late rally by the
Chris Wilcox scored 18 points and had seven rebounds to lead the
Sonics. Kevin Durant added 17 points and Damien Wilkins had 14
Seattle tied the team-record of 13 consecutive losses set over
the final five games of last season and the first eight this
Williams shot 12-for-20 from the field and 9-for-12 on free
throws. He also had seven rebounds.
Al Horford had 10 points and 16 rebounds for the Hawks. Josh
Smith added 14 points and Joe Johnson had 13 points and 7 assists.
Atlanta led by as many as 24 points in the second half. The
Sonics made a late run in the fourth quarter to get within nine
points with 1:21 remaining.
But Williams stole the ball and drove the length of the court
for a dunk with 58 seconds remaining.