Seattle SuperSonics NOT “Super” on Christmas Day

25 Dec

Seattle played 11 times on Christmas– never winning a single game.

Twice they played at home – 1977 & 1978.

Dec. 25, 1977

The Los Angeles Lakers pounded Seattle in front of a sellout crowd (14,098) at the Seattle Coliseum 111-96. Kareem Adbul-Jabbar hooked  in 35 points and grabbed 17 rebounds while dishing out nine assists and blocking three shots. The Sonics were led by the 22 points by John Johnson and the 15 points and 18 rebounds by Marvin Webster. The Sonics had entered the game riding a five-game winning streak.

The Sonics would make the playoffs that year and reach the NBA Finals, only to lose to the Washington Bullets 4 games to 3.

Jabbar

 

Dec. 25, 1978

The San Diego Clippers extended the Sonics’ losing streak to six games with a comfortable 123-117 win in front of 11,910 at the Kingdome. The Clippers led at one point 67-41. Randy Smith led the winners with 29 points and Lloyd Free added 23. The Sonics’ high-scorer was Dennis Johnson with 28 points. Jack Sikma added 23 points and 14 rebounds. Seattle would win 30 of their final 50 games to finish the season 50-32. The Supes would be crowned the NBA Champion that season with a 4 games to 1 NBA Finals victory over the Bullets.

Seattle’s last game played on Christmas Day was in their final season of 2007-2008. The Sonics lost in Portland to the Blazers 89-79.

The Sonics finished 0-5 against Portland on Christmas Day with all the games being played in the Rose City.

Tue, Dec 25, 2007 @ Portland Trail Blazers, 89-79

Sat, Dec 25, 1982 @ Portland Trail Blazers, 95-88

Fri, Dec 25, 1981 @ Portland Trail Blazers, 99-94

Sat, Dec 25, 1976 @ Portland Trail Blazers, 110-95

Mon, Dec 25, 1972 @ Portland Trail Blazers, 116-113

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