Photo credit: Seattle Times – Joel Hawksley
MVP — Williams, who scored 25 points, won the MVP award.
CHANT — Hawes led the crowd in a short chant: “Come home Sonics.”
SEATTLE WINS — Hawes capped the home team’s scoring with a hook shot Kareem Abdul-Jabar hook shot on the baseline. Seattle 140-122.
ALMOST OVER — The only suspense is who’s going to get the MVP award, assuming there is a MVP award. Hawes and T.Williams are waging a personal war. Each has a game-high 25 points. Seattle 136-113.
NOW THAT’S DEEP — Hawes drained a three from the “A” in KeyArena on the court. Seattle 132-105
THIRD QUARTER — Seattle 103-87.
INTERESTING MATCHUP — Thomas drained a fading jumper over Jeter. Thomas will probably have to beat out Jeter, a Kings teammate, to make the squad. Jeter is the third guard in Sacramento.
HIGHLIGHT — Crawford pulled off some fancy dribbling, weaving the ball between Thompson’s leg before finding T.Williams for a layup. Seattle 83-72.
HALFTIME STATS — Hawes leads all scorers with 14 points. Webster and Crawford each have 12. C. Williams has 12 for the League team and Tyler 11.
HALFTIME — Seattle 67-62.
FRONT AND CENTER — Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is sitting in the front row near mid court. Other notables in the stands include: Camille Little of the Storm, Seahawks and former UW Huskies Roy Lewis and Isiah Stanback, Seahawks Deon Butler, Michelle Romar, Dave ‘Softy’ Mahler, Big Lo Sandretzky and Aaron Curry is supposedly in the house.
T-WILL TIME — Williams is putting on a show. He’s drained a couple of long jumpers and drove into the lane for a nifty layup in traffic. Hawes has also added a three-pointer and a behind-the-head dunk. Seattle 39-36.
SHOOTOUT — Sounders FC’s James Riley is attempting to kick a soccer ball into the net from half court. He came close once, but the ball rimmed out.
FIRST QUARTER — League 29-27.
GOOD CROWD — Organizers were hoping to sellout the lower bowl, but I’d say it’s more than half full. I’m guessing there’s about 4,000 in the building.
WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? — Michael Dickerson checked in and immediately scored picked up a foul for a couple of free throws. Thomas and Williams are also in the game. Seattle 19-17
BIG CHECKS — Roy, Crawford, Webster and Baden sports donated $5,000 and they’re being honored during a break in the action. Seattle 16-13.
STARTING LINEUPS — Seattle – Will Conroy, Spencer Hawes, Martell Webster, Aaron Brooks and Jamal Crawford.
League: Michael Beasley, Dorrell Wright, Pooh Richardson, Jeremy Tyler and Thompson.
Loudest ovation — Isaiah Thomas received the loudest cheers during player introductions. Klay Thompson, the former Washington State star, got a mixture of cheers and boos.
Roster redux — Brandon Roy will not play. Terrence Williams is a late addition for the Seattle Team. Avery Bradly and Brian Scalabrine, who were scheduled to play, are not here.
Pre-game — We’ll keep this light. I’ll provide some of highlights and not necessarily a blow-by-blow account.