Saturday, November 17, 2007
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Gwinnett Daily Post
ATLANTA - Rookie Kevin Durant made a buzzer-beating 3-pointer at the end of the second overtime, and Damien Wilkins scored a career-high 41 points in the Seattle SuperSonics' 126-123 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night.
With Al Horford guarding him at the top of the key, Durant pumped once to get the defender in the air before shooting over his outstretched arm.
Durant, the No. 2 overall draft pick, finished with 21 points as Seattle improved to 2-8 following a victory on Wednesday at Miami.
Joe Johnson had a season-high 39 for the Hawks, who have lost three of four.
Wilkins atoned for a mistake near the end of regulation, when he let an inbounds pass bounce away with the game tied at 107.
Before Wilkins lost the ball, Josh Childress missed the first of two free throws, but made the second to force overtime.
Childress had made his first 24 free throws this season before the potential game-winner misfired.
Seattle's biggest lead was 14 early in the third quarter, but the Hawks came back several times in a game that featured 15 lead changes and was tied 20 times.
Atlanta's last lead came on Marvin Williams' basket on the first possession of the second overtime, making it 116-114.