Mavs Too Much for Struggling Sonics

as Seattle's on-court woes, and losing ways continue
By Lev Weinstein,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 12, 2008 6:24 AM CST
Seattle SuperSonics' Delonte West, center, drives against Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki, left, and Jason Terry in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 11, 2008, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Seattle faithful let their team hear it, as the Sonics suffered an embarrassing 90-70 loss to the Mavericks last night. The loss marks Seattle's sixth straight, and fourth straight blow-out, reports the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Dirk Nowitzki had a game-high 20 points for Dallas, and went 10-for-10 from the free-throw line in only 30 minutes of play.

Despite some first quarter fire, including an early six points from Kevin Durant, once the Mavericks took a 12-10 lead in the first, they never needed to look back, as the Supersonics buried themselves with sloppy play. Despite Wally Szczerbiak's respectable 17 points, Seattle managed to put up a new low in total points for the season.