In Game 6, the Sonics must create turnovers and find a way to get some transition scores.
Seattle's guards dominated in Game 4, now it's time for San Antonio's backcourt to fire back.
The Sonics must continue to make stops and create transition opportunities for themselves.
The Sonics need to penetrate and pitch out to their 3-point shooters to win Game 3.
Brian James updates his Round 2 reports: Pacers-Pistons Mavs-Suns Wizards-Heat Sonics-Spurs
The Sonics cannot use injuries as an excuse. The interior defense has to improve, or the Spurs will repeat their Game 1 romp.
This will be a close series because Seattle is better than most people think.
To stave off elimination, the Kings need Mike Bibby and Peja Stojakovic to play well in the same game. And Cuttino Mobley needs help putting the clamps on the Sonics' Ray Allen.
The Kings have problems inside -- stopping Sonics journeyman center Jerome James -- and outside -- getting open looks for Peja Stojakovic.
This still seems like a seven-game series, but the Kings must shake Mike Bibby out of his shooting slump to compete with the Sonics.
Our scout breaks down the seasons of the record eight high school prospects selected in the first round of the 2004 draft.
Our scout breaks down six players who have vaulted from obscurity to play key roles in the NBA.
Our scout tells you why the 12th man matters, and who some of his favorite career "role players" are.
Our scout explains the benefits of the Cuttino Mobley-Doug Christie deal. Also, who are the NBA's best perimeter defenders?
A few teams excel at running the fast break, and our scout explains who the best are and how they do it.
It's too late for adjustments. The Lakers must match the Pistons' intensity or pack it in.