NBA Game Summary - Seattle at Utah
(Friday, December 9th)
Final Score: Seattle 106, Utah 90
Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) - Rashard Lewis had 26 points and Ray Allen added 19 points to lead the Seattle SuperSonics over the Utah Jazz, 106-90, at the Delta Center.
Vladimir Radmanovic recorded 17 points and Luke Ridnour had 16 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for the Sonics, who have won four of their last five contests.
Andrei Kirilenko had 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Jazz, who have dropped five of their last seven games.
The Sonics led 31-29 after one quarter and then began to pull away in the second. With the scored tied at 35-35, Seattle went on a 14-4 run to grab a 10-point lead. Reggie Evans' bucket with under 5 1/2 minutes left until halftime capped the surge and the Sonics cruised into the break with a 60-49 lead.
Evans finished with just five points but had 18 rebounds.
The advantage continued to grow in the third quarter for Seattle. Ahead by 10 points, 69-59, Lewis started an 11-2 surge that extended the lead to 19 points, 80-61. From there, Seattle coasted to the fourth with an 88-72 cushion.
Utah never threatened in the fourth and the Sonics came away with their fifth win in seven contests against the Jazz. The two teams have split a pair of meeting so far this year.
Matt Harpring had 16 points and rookie Deron Williams tallied 12 points and seven assist for the Jazz.
Seattle's Danny Fortson was ejected in the fourth quarter...Seattle shot 47.6 percent from the field...Utah hit 43.8 percent of its shots...The Sonics hit 10 three-pointers compared to just three for the Jazz...Devin Brown had 14 points and Jarron Collins had 13 points for Utah.
12/09 23:41:13 ET