NBA Game Summary - Seattle at Minnesota
(Tuesday, November 23rd)
Final Score: Seattle 103, Minnesota 92
Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Rashard Lewis scored 27 points, Ray Allen had 24 and the Seattle SuperSonics rolled to a 103-92 victory over Minnesota at the Target Center.
Vladimir Radmanovic added 17 points and Antonio Daniels scored 12 with 11 assists for the Sonics, who rebounded from a loss to win for the 10th time in 11 games.
"They're one of the top-five teams in the NBA," Lewis said, "and I thought we played a solid game. They played last night and were a little tired, so we took advantage of them."
Kevin Garnett collected 16 points, 14 rebounds and six assists to lead the Timberwolves, who had a two-game winning streak snapped. Wally Szczerbiak also scored 16, while Troy Hudson and Fred Hoiberg added 14 apiece in the loss.
Seattle led 26-24 at the end of the first quarter, but didn't take control of the game until a run late in the second.
Leading 54-50 with less than 2:00 remaining before halftime, the Sonics scored nine straight points before the break. Lewis drained a pair of three-pointers during the surge, which gave Seattle a 63-50 advantage heading into the locker room.
Minnesota was within eight points early in the third quarter, but the Sonics used a 12-2 spurt to take an 18-point lead. Allen had five points during the burst, and Reggie Evans capped it with a bucket around the 7:00 mark to give Seattle its 75-57 lead.
The Sonics later went ahead by 22 before carrying an 89-69 lead into the fourth. Minnesota was never closer than the final margin.
Allen has scored 20 or more points in 11 of Seattle's 12 games this season...The Sonics had lost 10 of their last 11 at the Target Center coming in...Danny Fortson scored 10 points with seven rebounds for Seattle...Trenton Hassell had 10 points for Minnesota.
11/23 22:58:48 ET