NBA Game Summary - Golden State at Seattle
(Friday, January 14th)
Final Score: Seattle 103, Golden State 84
Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Ray Allen scored 22 points and Antonio Daniels added 19, leading Seattle to a 103-84 victory over Golden State at KeyArena.
With Rashard Lewis sidelined by a knee injury, the Sonics bench scored 47 points to pick up the slack. Ronald Murray had 17 points in 32 minutes, Danny Fortson scored 13 with 11 rebounds in 20 minutes and Vladimir Radmanovic added 10 points in 36 minutes.
"Our depth is one of the strengths of this team," said Daniels. "We have guys that can play a variety of roles."
The SuperSonics shot 51 percent from the field and outscored Golden State 51-32 in the second half. They have won three of four.
"In the first half they were doing whatever they wanted," Seattle guard Luke Ridnour said. "But in the second half we proved our defense and pulled out the win."
Speedy Claxton scored 27 points to lead the Warriors, whose season-long losing streak now stands at eight games. Troy Murphy added 20 points and 13 rebounds, while Derek Fisher and Mike Dunleavy scored 14 apiece.
The Warriors didn't respond as well without leading scorer Jason Richardson, who missed his eighth game of the season with a sprained left ankle. They got just nine points from their bench.
The teams were tied 52-52 at halftime, and Claxton scored 15 of his 27 in the third quarter on 6-of-8 shooting.
But Seattle took control of the game with an 18-6 run that bridged the third and fourth quarters, turning a 65-65 tie into a 83-71 lead on Fortson's free throws early in the final period.
The Warriors were never closer than nine after that, while the Sonics lead reached as high as 20.
"We have guys that are banged up, and we had to come out and get this win," Ridnour said. "This was a really big win for us."
Golden State opened the game with a 10-2 run for the largest lead of the first quarter, and was ahead 28-27 heading into the second.
Seattle used a 10-2 run early in the second quarter to go ahead by seven at 41-34, but the Warriors fought back to tie it at 52-52 heading into the break.
The Sonics shot 58 percent in the first half. Golden State shot 47 percent, but got 14 points apiece from Dunleavy and Murphy.
Seattle snapped a two-game overall losing streak against the Warriors, as well as a two-game home slide against them...Golden State fell to 3-22 on the season when scoring less than 100 points, and dropped to 3-16 on the road...The Sonics were opening a five-game homestand. They are 14-3 at home this season and 23-1 when allowing less than 100 points.
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