Spurs Subdue Struggling Sonics on Way to Best Start

Cavaliers take Pacers, Nets edge past Lakers
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 26, 2007 4:36 AM CST
Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant (24) pumps a fake to New Jersey Nets' Sean Williams, right, on his way to the basket in first half of their NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007 in Los Angeles. (AP...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Sonics have now dropped 12 of 14 games, tying a team-worst season start and contrasting painfully with San Antonio's best-ever 12-2 record. There were moments in last night's 116-101 loss when Seattle seemed poised to take control, but the veteran Spurs were too much for the scrappy Sonics, the AP reports. In other NBA arenas:

  • LeBron James surged to his second straight triple-double, with 30 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists. His inspired team hit 13 three-pointers in Cleveland's 111-106 win over Indiana.
  • The Lakers lost a 14-point lead—and their third consecutive game—to New Jersey as Richard Jefferson bagged 27 points while Kobe Bryant shot just 7-for-21.