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NBA Poised to Return to Seattle

Sacramento Kings set to be next SuperSonics

(Newser) - Looks like the SuperSonics are ready to return. The Sacramento Kings are close to inking a deal to move to Seattle as the Sonics; they just need the approval of the NBA Board of Governors, the AP reports. The Maloof family is ready to sell a 65% stake in the... More »

Sonics Are Renamed Oklahoma City Thunder

(Newser) - Thunder can be heard from miles away, an early warning that a storm is about to arrive. So, perhaps it's only fitting that a full 6 weeks after the name first surfaced, Oklahoma City's NBA officials announced today that the team formerly known as the Seattle SuperSonics would be known... More »

Southbound Sonics Settle With Seattle

City will be paid up to $75M to let team move to Oklahoma City

(Newser) - The Seattle Supersonics have reached a last-minute deal with their hometown that will let the team move to Oklahoma City for the start of the next NBA season, reports the Seattle Times. The agreement, made just hours before a judge was to rule on a lawsuit over the team's arena... More »

More Sonics Emails Reveal Owner Duplicity

Co-owners wrote of their 'hope of moving to Oklahoma City'

(Newser) - Some of Aubrey McClendon's emails to his fellow SuperSonics owners have been revealed in a transcript of his April deposition, and they don't appear to help his case. The inquiry into whether the Oklahoma City-based investment group made good-faith efforts to keep the team in Seattle turned up two relatively... More »

Sonics' Durant Named Rookie of the Year

Seattle's star guard joins mentor LeBron in honored group

(Newser) - Kevin Durant was so excited to learn he had just won the NBA Rookie of the Year award, he went back to sleep. That's what seven months and 82 games—more than double the amount the lanky 19-year-old had played in any previous season—can do to a teenager. More »

Schultz Sues to Keep Sonics in Seattle

Starbucks CEO offers email proof of new owner's duplicity

(Newser) - Howard Schultz filed a suit yesterday seeking to reverse the sale of the SuperSonics to Oklahoma-based investor Clay Bennett. The Starbucks CEO and former Sonics owner cites email evidence that Bennett's ultimate goal was always to bring a basketball team to his hometown. The lawsuit asks the court to void... More »

Sonics Spat Heats Up

Owner now accusing Seattle of 'Machiavellian plan'

(Newser) - SuperSonics owner Clay Bennett is now taking a swing at Seattle, accusing Mayor Greg Nickles of a "Machiavellian plan" to turn the basketball team back over to local ownership. The Oklahoma billionaire claims the city has misled the public and mischaracterized reasons for the lawsuit it filed to keep... More »

At Likely Seattle Finale, Boos Amid Sonic Boom

NBA franchise appears headed for Oklahoma City after arena impasse

(Newser) - Amid a playoff-type atmosphere, the Seattle SuperSonics rallied to win their final game of the season—and, USA Today reports, likely their final game in Seattle. If the NBA's board of governors gives owner Clay Bennett the go-ahead this week, the team will be on its way to Oklahoma City... More »

Sonics Beat Mavericks 99-95

Seattle gets win in what is possibly its last ever home game there

(Newser) - Rookie Kevin Durant scored twice in the final 45 seconds, and the Sonics rallied from a six-point deficit in the final three minutes to beat the Dallas Mavericks 99-95 on Sunday night. It was quite possibly the last time the Sonics took the floor in Seattle and this squad will... More »

Rockets Beat SuperSonics 103-80

Houston hands Seattle 18th loss in last 20 games

(Newser) - Rafer Alston scored 18 points and Luis Scola added 13 points and 12 rebounds as the Houston Rockets, playing without Tracy McGrady, easily beat the Seattle SuperSonics 103-80 on Wednesday night. McGrady sat out with a sore left shoulder that's bothered him for more than a week, but the Rockets... More »

Terry Helps Mavs Pull Away From Sonics

Guard has 22, Seattle loses franchise-worst 60th game

(Newser) - Jason Terry scored 22 points, Josh Howard added 17, and the Dallas Mavericks crept closer to a playoff berth with a 99-83 victory over the Seattle SuperSonics on Tuesday night. The Mavericks came into the game with a two-game lead over Denver and Golden State in the race for seventh... More »

Rockets Hold Off Sonics 79-66

McGrady carries Houston in victory to keep pace in Western Conference race

(Newser) - For the second straight night, Tracy McGrady carried the Houston Rockets in the second half of a game they couldn't afford to lose. McGrady scored 18 of his 25 points in the third quarter, and the Rockets kept pace in the wild Western Conference playoff race with a 79-66 victory... More »

Duncan Carries Spurs to Fifth Straight Win

Matin's 36 lift Kings, Wizards holds off SuperSonics

(Newser) - Tim Duncan had the big numbers, but Manu Ginobili hit the key shots as the San Antonio Spurs held on to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 97-88 last night, reports the Associated Press. Duncan had 28 points and 12 rebounds, but when the Clippers took a late lead, Ginobili's 3-pointer... More »

WRAP/Duncan Has 21 in Spurs Win

Blazers edge Clippers, Lakers shoot 61% in thrashing of Sonics

(Newser) - Perhaps still bristling from their recent four-game losing streak, the Spurs lashed out at the Kings in a 102-89 victory that saw the defending champions get back on track. Tim Duncan amassed 21 points and 10 rebounds, but it was a balanced team effort that overcame Ron Artest's 23 points... More »

Suns Battle Sonics for 6th Straight Success

Clippers can't keep up with Warriors, T'wolves shock Grizz with rally

(Newser) - The Sonics tried desperately to reverse their trend of 12 losses in 13 games, and with the Suns giving up 17 turnovers in the first half alone, that feat seemed possible, the Arizona Republic reports. But Phoenix rallied past their own dreadful defense to shoot 57%, with 15 three-pointers, on... More »

Nuggets Blast Sonics in 168-116 Win

Anthony, Iverson lead Denver to an NBA season high in points

(Newser) - The Denver Nuggets scored early and often, late and often, and plenty in between, in a 168-116 win over the Seattle SuperSonics last night, reports the Associated Press. Carmelo Anthony had 26 points and Allen Iverson had 24 for the Nuggets, who led by as many as 55 points in... More »

Celts, Big Three Top Sonics for 10th Straight

Magic rout Clippers, Knicks stop bleeding against Heat

(Newser) - Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett had 18 point apiece, with Paul Pierce contributing 14 points (all in the first quarter) and eleven assists as the Big Three last night led Boston to a 111-82 rout of the woeful Supersonics, the AP reports. The win is the Celts' tenth straight. Seattle... More »

Blazers Best Timberwolves 103-96

Pacers snap slide against SuperSonics, Wizards top Bucks

(Newser) - Brandon Roy stepped up when it mattered and led Portland on a 12-2 fourth quarter run that pushed the Trail Blazers past the Minnesota Timberwolves 103-96. Roy had 27 points and nine assists. Minnesota’s star, Al Jefferson, also came alive in the fourth, scoring 12 of his 20 points... More »

Young Coming of Age in Sixers Win Over Bucks

Toronto bests Seattle, preparing for road trip to face West's best

(Newser) - Perhaps folks were a bit too critical of Philly’s first-round draft pick Thaddeus Young. The 19 year-old rookie scored 22 points tonight, leading the Sixers to victory over the Bucks, 119-97. In his last four games Young has averaged 16.5 PPG, nine over his season-average, reports the Philadelphia... More »

Bulls Whipped as Celtics Win 7th Straight

Elsewhere, Warriors paste Miami while Philly whips rebuilding Sonics

(Newser) - Boston won its seventh straight game, 116-93, over a tired Chicago team last night to  retain its three-game lead in the Eastern Conference. This one was never in doubt as the Celtics built a 20-point halftime lead and were able to rest their starters in the fourth quarter. Paul Pierce... More »

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