4. FRED BROWN DELIVERS A 1-0 LEAD
Seattle sharpshooter “Downtown” Freddie Brown had a big series in 1978’s Finals, despite Washington winning in seven games. Brown played the biggest role in Seattle’s Game 1 win in ’78, by scoring 30 points — two years before the NBA brought in the three-point line.
His performance wasn’t an even night of excellence, though. During a frantic last nine minutes he poured in 16 points. After a season where the Sonics had started 5-17, this was a fitting way for the Sonics to finish a game.