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Game 8 - Sonics @ Nets - Wednesday, November 17, 7:30 PM

The Seattle Supersonics bring the NBA's best record into the Meadowlands Wednesday. After losing their opener to the Clippers, the Sonics have won seven straight, including a win in Philadelphia Tuesday night. They are led by Ray Allen, the current Western Conference Player of the Week, who is averaging 27.4 points per game, and shooting an amazing 60% from 3 pt. range. Last year, the Nets had their way with the Sonics, taking advantage of the perimeter shooting team by converting long rebounds into fast breaks. With the acquisition of Danny Fortson, the Sonics have more of an inside presence this year, and instead of the Sonics missing Allen, the Nets are missing Jason Kidd. The Nets are now dead last in the NBA in points per game, and are second-to-last in field goal percentage and assists per game. They need to find a consistent second scorer to keep defenses from focusing on Richard Jefferson.