2004–05 Seattle SuperSonics season

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2004–05 Seattle SuperSonics season
Northwest Division Champions
Head coach Nate McMillan
General manager Rick Sund
Owner(s) Howard Schultz
Arena KeyArena at Seattle Center
Results
Record 52–30 (.634)
Place Division: 1st (Northwest)
Conference: 3rd (Western)
Playoff finish West Conference Semifinals
(eliminated 2-4)
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The 2004-05 Seattle SuperSonics season was the team's 38th in the NBA. They began the season hoping to improve upon their 37-45 output from the previous season. They bested it by fifteen wins, finishing 52-30 and qualified for the playoffs for the first time in three seasons.[1] This would be last time they made the playoffs as the Sonics.

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 2004 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 12 Robert Swift C  United States
2 35 Andre Emmett SG/SF  United States Texas Tech
2 41 David Young  United States North Carolina Central

Roster[edit]

2004-05 Seattle SuperSonics roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
SG 34 United States Allen, Ray 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Connecticut
PG 24 United States Cleaves, Mateen 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Michigan State
PF 4 United States Collison, Nick 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Kansas
PG 33 United States Daniels, Antonio 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Bowling Green
PF 30 United States Evans, Reggie 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Iowa
PF 21 United States Fortson, Danny 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Cincinnati
C 13 United States James, Jerome 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 285 lb (129 kg) Florida A&M
SF 7 United States Lewis, Rashard 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Alief Elsik HS
SG 22 United States Murray, Flip 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Shaw
C 9 Ukraine Potapenko, Vitaly 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 280 lb (127 kg) Wright State
PF 77 Serbia Radmanović, Vladimir 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Serbia
PG 8 United States Ridnour, Luke 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Oregon
C 31 United States Swift, Robert 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Bakersfield HS (CA)
SF 21 United States Wilkins, Damien 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Georgia
Head coach




Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Northwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Seattle SuperSonics 52 30 .634 26–15 26–15 11–5
x-Denver Nuggets 49 33 .598 3 31–10 18–23 9–7
Minnesota Timberwolves 44 38 .537 8 24–17 20–21 10–6
Portland Trail Blazers 27 55 .329 25 18–23 9–32 4–12
Utah Jazz 26 56 .317 26 18–23 8–33 6–10
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Phoenix Suns 62 20 .756
2 y-San Antonio Spurs 59 23 .720 3
3 y-Seattle SuperSonics 52 30 .634 10
4 x-Dallas Mavericks 58 24 .707 4
5 x-Houston Rockets 51 31 .622 11
6 x-Sacramento Kings 50 32 .610 12
7 x-Denver Nuggets 49 33 .598 13
8 x-Memphis Grizzlies 45 37 .549 17
9 Minnesota Timberwolves 44 38 .537 18
10 Los Angeles Clippers 37 45 .451 25
11 Los Angeles Lakers 34 48 .415 28
12 Golden State Warriors 34 48 .415 28
13 Portland Trail Blazers 27 55 .329 35
14 Utah Jazz 26 56 .317 36
15 New Orleans Hornets 18 64 .220 44


Game log[edit]

Roster[edit]

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Reserve Inactive
C Jerome James Nick Collison Vitaly Potapenko Robert Swift
PF Reggie Evans Danny Fortson
SF Rashard Lewis Vladimir Radmanović
SG Ray Allen Damien Wilkins Ibo Kutluay
PG Luke Ridnour Antonio Daniels Flip Murray Mateen Cleaves

Playoffs[edit]

West First Round[edit]

(3) Seattle SuperSonics vs. (6) Sacramento Kings

April 23
7:30 pm
Sacramento Kings 82, Seattle SuperSonics 87
Scoring by quarter: 22–30, 18–25, 24–15, 18–17
Pts: Peja Stojaković 24
Rebs: Kenny Thomas 8
Asts: Mike Bibby 4
Pts: Ray Allen 28
Rebs: Evans, James 15 each
Asts: Daniels, Ridnour 4 each
KeyArena, Seattle, Washington
Attendance: 17,072
Referees: Bennie Adams, Jim Clark, Ron Garretson
April 26
7:30 pm
Sacramento Kings 93, Seattle SuperSonics 105
Scoring by quarter: 22–26, 22–29, 18–33, 31–17
Pts: Bobby Jackson 17
Rebs: Peja Stojaković 10
Asts: Mike Bibby 8
Pts: Ray Allen 26
Rebs: Jerome James 9
Asts: Allen, Ridnour 6 each
KeyArena, Seattle, Washington
Attendance: 17,072
Referees: Bennett Salvatore, Bob Delaney, Sean Corbin
April 29
7:30 pm
Seattle SuperSonics 104, Sacramento Kings 116
Scoring by quarter: 19–31, 26–23, 36–38, 26–24
Pts: Ray Allen 33
Rebs: Jerome James 9
Asts: Allen, Ridnour 5 each
Pts: Mike Bibby 31
Rebs: Bibby, Thomas 7 each
Asts: Mike Bibby 4
ARCO Arena, Sacramento, California
Attendance: 17,317
Referees: Blane Reichelt, Eddie F. Rush, Joe DeRosa
May 1
7:30 pm
Seattle SuperSonics 115, Sacramento Kings 102
Scoring by quarter: 20–31, 36–37, 24–16, 35–18
Pts: Ray Allen 45
Rebs: James, Lewis 8 each
Asts: Allen, Daniels 6 each
Pts: Peja Stojaković 25
Rebs: Kenny Thomas 14
Asts: Mike Bibby 7
ARCO Arena, Sacramento, California
Attendance: 17,317
Referees: Bernie Fryer, Bill Spooner, Jack Nies
May 3
7:30 pm
Sacramento Kings 118, Seattle SuperSonics 122
Scoring by quarter: 24–29, 33–31, 36–30, 25–32
Pts: Peja Stojaković 38
Rebs: Miller, Thomas 6 each
Asts: Brad Miller 11
Pts: Ray Allen 30
Rebs: Nick Collison 9
Asts: Antonio Daniels 8
Seattle wins the series, 4–1
KeyArena, Seattle, Washington
Attendance: 17,072
Referees: Mark Wunderlich, Steve Javie, Tom Washington

Last Playoffs meeting: 1996 Western Conference First Round (Seattle won 3–1)

West Conference Semifinals[edit]

(2) San Antonio Spurs vs. (3) Seattle SuperSonics

May 8
7:00 pm
Seattle SuperSonics 81, San Antonio Spurs 103
Scoring by quarter: 22–35, 13–27, 22–13, 24–28
Pts: Rashard Lewis 19
Rebs: Collison, Evans 7 each
Asts: Luke Ridnour 4
Pts: Tony Parker 29
Rebs: Tim Duncan 9
Asts: Tim Duncan 5
SBC Center, San Antonio, Texas
Attendance: 18,797
Referees: Bennett Salvatore, David Jones, Derrick Stafford
May 10
8:30 pm
Seattle SuperSonics 91, San Antonio Spurs 108
Scoring by quarter: 16–28, 26–26, 23–25, 26–29
Pts: Ray Allen 25
Rebs: Reggie Evans 12
Asts: Antonio Daniels 6
Pts: Manu Ginóbili 28
Rebs: Nazr Mohammed 10
Asts: Tony Parker 7
SBC Center, San Antonio, Texas
Attendance: 18,797
Referees: Bob Delaney, Dan Crawford, James Capers
May 12
7:30 pm
San Antonio Spurs 91, Seattle SuperSonics 92
Scoring by quarter: 29–21, 22–28, 24–26, 16–17
Pts: Tim Duncan 23
Rebs: Tim Duncan 11
Asts: Tony Parker 8
Pts: Ray Allen 20
Rebs: Rashard Lewis 10
Asts: Ray Allen 7
KeyArena, Seattle, Washington
Attendance: 17,072
Referees: Bernie Fryer, Jack Nies, Mark Wunderlich
May 15
4:00 pm
San Antonio Spurs 89, Seattle SuperSonics 101
Scoring by quarter: 26–28, 14–18, 26–36, 23–19
Pts: Tim Duncan 35
Rebs: Tim Duncan 10
Asts: Bowen, Parker 3 each
Pts: Ray Allen 32
Rebs: Collison, James, Wilkins 6 each
Asts: Antonio Daniels 7
KeyArena, Seattle, Washington
Attendance: 17,072
Referees: Bill Spooner, Mike Callahan, Ron Garretson
May 17
8:30 pm
Seattle SuperSonics 90, San Antonio Spurs 103
Scoring by quarter: 18–25, 32–25, 18–28, 22–25
Pts: Ray Allen 19
Rebs: Danny Fortson 9
Asts: Ray Allen 6
Pts: Manu Ginóbili 39
Rebs: Tim Duncan 14
Asts: Manu Ginóbili 6
SBC Center, San Antonio, Texas
Attendance: 18,797
Referees: Blane Reichelt, Dick Bavetta, Luis Grillo
May 19
7:30 pm
San Antonio Spurs 98, Seattle SuperSonics 96
Scoring by quarter: 20–25, 32–22, 20–26, 26–23
Pts: Tim Duncan 26
Rebs: Tim Duncan 9
Asts: Manu Ginóbili 7
Pts: Ray Allen 25
Rebs: Reggie Evans 9
Asts: Antonio Daniels 5
San Antonio wins the series, 4–2
KeyArena, Seattle, Washington
Attendance: 17,072
Referees: Dan Crawford , Gary Forest , Greg Willard

Last Playoffs meeting: 2002 Western Conference First Round (San Antonio won 3–2)

Player statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Ray Allen 78 78 39.3 .428 .376 .883 4.4 3.7 1.1 .1 23.9
Mateen Cleaves 14 0 4.6 .357 .000 .750 .4 .5 .1 .0 .9
Nick Collison 82 4 17.0 .537 .000 .703 4.6 .4 .4 .6 5.6
Antonio Daniels 75 2 27.0 .438 .297 .816 2.3 4.1 .7 .0 11.2
Reggie Evans 79 79 23.8 .476 .000 .534 9.3 .7 .7 .2 4.9
Danny Fortson 62 0 16.9 .522 .000 .880 5.6 .1 .2 .1 7.5
Jerome James 80 80 16.6 .509 .000 .723 3.0 .2 .3 1.4 4.9
Ibrahim Kutluay 5 0 2.4 .000 .000 .000 .2 .0 .0 .0 .0
Rashard Lewis 71 71 38.0 .462 .400 .777 5.5 1.3 1.1 .9 20.5
Ronald Murray 49 6 18.0 .361 .253 .738 2.0 1.3 .6 .2 7.0
Vitaly Potapenko 33 1 10.2 .517 .000 .871 2.4 .3 .2 .1 3.5
Vladimir Radmanovic 63 0 29.5 .409 .389 .786 4.6 1.4 .9 .5 11.8
Luke Ridnour 82 82 31.4 .405 .376 .883 2.5 5.9 1.1 .3 10.0
Robert Swift 16 0 4.5 .455 .000 .556 .3 .1 .1 .4 .9
Damien Wilkins 29 7 17.9 .435 .271 .618 2.3 .9 .8 .3 6.3

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Ray Allen 11 11 39.6 .474 .378 .889 4.3 3.9 1.3 .4 26.5
Nick Collison 11 0 19.8 .607 1.000 .630 5.0 .5 .3 .5 8.4
Antonio Daniels 11 3 30.1 .468 .286 .857 2.8 4.5 1.0 .0 13.8
Reggie Evans 11 11 18.9 .405 .000 .524 7.4 .5 .5 .3 3.7
Danny Fortson 11 0 9.5 .571 .000 .800 2.4 .0 .3 .1 3.3
Jerome James 11 11 26.8 .514 .000 .767 6.8 .5 .5 1.8 12.5
Rashard Lewis 8 8 39.0 .406 .200 .880 5.4 1.6 .4 .4 16.9
Ronald Murray 4 0 15.5 .211 .000 .571 1.5 1.3 .0 .5 3.0
Vitaly Potapenko 5 0 7.4 .500 .000 .000 1.4 .0 .0 .0 2.0
Vladimir Radmanovic 6 0 20.3 .371 .238 .500 3.0 .5 .7 .5 5.3
Luke Ridnour 11 11 34.4 .393 .235 .950 3.3 4.3 1.2 .7 9.7
Damien Wilkins 7 0 19.4 .444 .273 .444 2.6 .4 1.4 .1 5.6

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]