NBA Game Summary - Seattle at Sacramento
(Tuesday, February 1st)
Final Score: Seattle 106, Sacramento 101
Sacramento, CA (Sports Network) - Rashard Lewis scored 24 points and Ronald Murray added a season-high 23 to lead the Seattle SuperSonics to a 106-101 victory over the Sacramento Kings at ARCO Arena.
Antonio Daniels had 14 for Seattle, which has won four of its last six games. Luke Ridnour, who was 8-of-9 from the line, made several clutch free throws down the stretch and finished with 13 points.
Danny Fortson contributed 13 points for the Sonics, who played without head coach Nate McMillan and star guard Ray Allen. McMillan was not with the team due to his mother's death and Allen was out with the flu. Both also missed last night's loss against San Antonio.
Mike Bibby scored 25 to lead the Kings, who were again without forwards Peja Stojakovic (back) and Chris Webber (knee). Darius Songaila had a career-high 19 points in the loss.
Seattle trailed by three after a basket by Eddie House gave the Kings a 97-94 lead with just under four minutes remaining.
The Sonics responded with eight straight points. Daniels scored to pull the Sonics within one and a jumper by Vladimir Radmanovic gave Seattle a 98-97 edge. Lewis hit a jumper with 41 seconds left to put Seattle up by three.
After Bibby missed from three-point range, Ridnour hit a pair of free throws to give Seattle a 102-97 lead with 30 seconds left. After a quick basket by Cuttino Mobley pulled the Kings within three, Ridnour went back to the line and drained two more free throws with 22.9 seconds left for a 104-99 lead.
Mobley scored again to cut the Sonics lead to three, but Daniels sealed the victory with two more from the line with 14 seconds remaining.
The Kings trailed through much of the second half and were down 88-79 after a three-pointer by Radmanovic with under 10 minutes left in the fourth quarter. Sacramento then used a 12-3 run to tie the game. Brad Miller made two free throws with 5 1/2 minutes left to knot the score at 91-91.
The game was close throughout with the Kings up by two after the first quarter and the Sonics holding a one-point edge at halftime.
Seattle carried an 82-75 lead into the fourth quarter.
Seattle snapped a four-game losing streak in Sacramento. Seattle hadn't won in Sacramento since Feb. 17, 2002...Before the game, the Kings exercised their one-year option on coach Rick Adelman's contract, keeping him under contract through next season...Seattle's Jerome James was ejected in the third quarter after picking up his second technical foul. Bibby, Miller and Fortson also received technicals...The Kings attempted a season-high 30 three-pointers, making just seven...Raiders coach Norv Turner watched from courtside.
02/02 01:07:14 ET