Monday, December 31, 2007
Kia Surprising Stat: 12/31 vs. Philadelphia
The Sonics have played on New Year's Eve each of the last three years and will host a game on New Year's Eve for the third straight year tonight. The Sonics are 2-1 in those games, 1-1 at home, and 2-2 all-time on New Year's Eve. Their only Dec. 31 game before the last three years came in the inaugural 1967-68 season, when the Sonics lost 40 years ago tonight in San Francisco, 126-124.