NBA Game Summary - Sacramento at Seattle
(Thursday, February 10th)
Final Score: Seattle 115, Sacramento 107
Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Ray Allen poured in a game-high 34 points to lead Seattle past Sacramento, 115-107, at KeyArena. The SuperSonics have won four straight, while the Kings have lost three in a row.
Rashard Lewis contributed 12 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, while Antonio Daniels added 18 off the bench for Seattle.
"We just wanted to come out with a win," Lewis said after the game.
Peja Stojakovic paced the Kings with 28 points. Cuttino Mobley had 23 points and Chris Webber added 19 in the loss for Sacramento. Mike Bibby netted 16 points in a losing cause.
The SuperSonics led by a 54-52 score at halftime, and continued to battle Sacramento in the second half. After Jerome James' basket tied the game at 71 apiece, Mobley buried a three for a 74-71 Sacramento lead with 3 1/2 minutes left in the third quarter. The Kings then carried an 81-77 lead into the final period.
Seattle eventually evened the score at 88-88 courtesy of Lewis' three-point play at the 9:18 mark of the fourth quarter. The Kings later grabbed a 98-96 edge on a Webber jumper, and his three-pointer with 4 1/2 minutes to go staked Sacramento to a 101-98 lead.
With less than three minutes to go, Webber made a terrible behind-the-back pass that was stolen and Lewis converted a three-point play on the other end for a 105-103 Seattle lead. Vladimir Radmanovic then made two free throws with 1:47 left and the Sonics owned a 107-103 cushion.
Webber pulled the Kings within 109-107 on a layup with about a minute left, but Nick Collison did the same on the other end to make it a four-point game. The Kings had no chance for a comeback and suffered its third loss in four tries at Seattle.
Prior to the contest, Kings center Brad Miller was suspended for one game without pay for improper behavior immediately following Tuesday night's home loss to the Phoenix Suns and missed Thursday's game.
Meanwhile, Bibby was fined $15,000 for verbally abusing a referee and failing to leave the court in a timely manner, while Mobley received a $15,000 fine for publicly criticizing the officials to the media after the game. Finally, Webber was issued a $10,000 fine for kicking the ball into the stands after the setback.
Seattle had a 46-33 advantage on the boards...Allen was 10-of-23 from the floor, including a 4-of-8 clip from beyond the arc. He also made all 10 of his foul shots...Reggie Evans had six points and 12 rebounds for Seattle...Collison finished with 10 points off the bench...Sacramento shot 52 percent from the field, while the Sonics made 44 percent of their shots...Mobley sank 6-of-11 threes.
02/11 01:36:26 ET