Sonics Snap Streak 88-85 Against Spurs

Three solid quarters not enough for Knicks in 120-109 loss to Lakers
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 30, 2008 4:04 AM CST
Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant gets fouled by New York Knicks' Quentin Richardson during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles,Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008. The Lakers won 120-109. (AP Photo/Chris...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – "You could see this coming," said Earl Watson, but no one really expected the 14-straight-loss Sonics to topple the defending NBA champions. The Spurs got 29 points from Manu Ginobili and 27 from Tim Duncan, but Seattle eked out an 88-85 win nevertheless. Rookie Kevin Durant (26 points) didn't hide his delight, reports the Seattle Times.

The Knicks, meanwhile, had a lead in the fourth quarter last night until the Lakers put together a 29-9 run when Isiah Thomas' strategy of using "a lot of prayers and a lot of luck" to combat Kobe Bryant somehow failed. Bryant finished with 24 points, 11 assists, and eight rebounds, and the Knicks fell to 14-30 on the 120-109 loss.