I honestly don’t even remember this game. But as a Sonics fan, maybe I blocked it from my memory. In the first round of the 2000 playoffs, Karl Malone dumped 50 points on Seattle in Game 1 of the series (18-32 FG, 13-14 FT) to go with 12 boards and 3 steals. I wish I could tell you why Lazaro Borrell was starting at PF that night for us and Vin Baker came off the bench, but I doubt it would have made a difference who guarded The Mailman on this night.
We Reminisce: Karl Malone drops 50 on Seattle in the playoffs