NBA Game Summary - Sacramento at Seattle
(Wednesday, November 10th)
Final Score: Seattle 108, Sacramento 78
Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Ray Allen scored 20 points to lead Seattle to an easy 108-78 win over Sacramento at KeyArena.
Rashard Lewis added 18 points and eight boards and Luke Ridnour netted 17 for the SuperSonics, who have won four straight games since opening their season with a loss.
Danny Fortson contributed 16 points and 13 rebounds for Seattle.
"If I am aggressive and play hard, things will happen."
Brad Miller had 17 points and nine rebounds for the Kings, who have dropped four of their first five contests of the campaign. Peja Stojakovic scored 16 points and Chris Webber chipped in 11 in the setback.
The Sonics shot a blistering 44 percent from three-point range (8-of-18), while Sacramento was a dismal 1-of-13 from behind the arc (8 percent).
Seattle led 7-6 early in the game, but then used a 10-0 surge, keyed by six points from Allen to claim an 11-point edge midway through the quarter. The SuperSonics increased their lead to 13 and held a 33-20 edge after one.
The teams went back-and-forth in the second period and Seattle carried a 53-39 lead into the intermission.
"Guys are believing in what we are trying to do," Seattle's Antonio Daniels said. "We are believing in the coaching staff and the philosophy."
Lewis scored 13 points and Allen added 12 in the first half for the Sonics, who hit 6-of-10 from behind the arc (60 percent). Miller had 10 points and seven rebounds to pace Sacramento, which was only 1-of-7 from three-point range in the opening 24 minutes (14 percent).
In the third quarter, the Kings cut the deficit to 55-47 on a pair of free throws by Webber, but Seattle responded and widened the gap to 64-51 moments later. The margin grew to 15 points later in the frame on Ridnour's three- point play and the Supersonics stretched the cushion to as many as 18 points in the period.
Seattle carried a 76-60 lead into the final period.
The game was never close in the fourth quarter and Seattle extended its advantage to as many as 36 points in the final 12 minutes.
Fortson had nine offensive rebounds...Seattle, which began a three-game homestand, is 3-0 in its own building this year...The Sonics defeated Sacramento for only the second time in the last eight meetings...The Kings are off to their worst start since 1997-98 when they last missed the playoffs.
11/11 02:01:33 ET