Damien Wilkins scored a whopping 41 points to help the Sonics notch a 126-123 double-OT win against the Hawks in Atlanta on Friday night.
The game was a special one for Wilkins. Not only is he from Atlanta—he graduated from the University of Georgia, and his uncle is none other than Hawks legend Dominique Wilkins, who was in attendance.
Kevin Durant contributed 21 points of his own own, including a 28-foot fade-away three-pointer with .2 seconds on the clock to win the game for Seattle.
Nick Collison posted a double-double for the Sonics despite fouling out late in the fourth quarter.
Joe Johnson scored 39 points in a losing effort for the Hawks, and Josh Childress added 22 off the bench.
The Sonics now travel to Charlotte to face the Bobcats, who lost Adam Morrison to season-ending ACL surgery last week.
Seattle's record is still unsatisfying, but the kind of teamwork displayed by Wilkins, Earl Watson, and Chris Wilcox in Atlanta was very promising.
Hopefully there's more to come.