Sonic Update: Watson Helps Solve Winning Mystery

Andrew BlanchetteCorrespondent IDecember 9, 2007

IconAs the Sonics embarked on their second road trip of the still young 2007/08' NBA season, there was a different feeling in the air—a feeling that has not surrounded the Sonics yet this season:

The feeling of victory, and of true accomplishment.

Not only did the Sonics manage to place together two straight wins, with victories over the Los Angeles Clippers and Milwaukee Bucks, but they were also able to take away a record of 3-2 from their homestand, which ended on Friday. 

As the likes of Luke Ridnour, Nick Collison, Johan Petro, Delonte West, and Robert Swift all missed time on the last homestand, the Sonics were in much need of big showings from veterans Earl Watson and Damien Wilkins, both of whom came up with huge games to help put together Seattle's first winning streak of the year. Watson especially has been a vital asset to the team, averaging 6.3 dishes a game, and helping the roster battle through injuries to Ridnour and West.

There have been many reasons why the Sonics have not had the start to the season they had hoped for, namely: countless injuries, the possibility of moving to Oklahoma City, and the strength of the opponents that they faced in the first month.

But as they now have a two game winning streak going, a glimmer of hope has appeared in Sonics fans. With any luck, the team can put together a season that will help develop a very young squad which stays in Seattle for years to come.