Friday, May 17, 2013

May 17, 1979: Sikma Propels The Sonics to The Finals

On May 17, 1979, in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals  before a packed house in Seattle, Supersonics Center Jack Sikma knocked down 33 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in a 114-110 victory over the Phoenix Suns. The Sonics rolled  through the Washington Bullets in The Finals to become the '79  NBA Champions, it was the first and only Championship for the franchise. Sikma spent 9 years in Seattle and is the current record holder for rebounds in the history of the Franchise and his #43 was retired by the team in 1992. It remains retired in Oklahoma City.

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