Olajuwon 31p, 16r; Barkley 17p, 20r! Drexler 26p; Hawkins 23p; Kemp 20p, 10r; Payton 21p, 11a
May 13, 1997: Down 3-1 Seattle's mission was simple: win. And that hey did by putting top defender Payton on rookie sharpshooter Matt Maloney the Sonics held the Rockets to poor 3-pt shooting and pulled out an improbable victory. Back to Seattle.