NBA Game Summary - Seattle at LA Lakers
(Sunday, March 12th)
Final Score: Seattle 120, LA Lakers 113
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Rashard Lewis scored 26 points to lead the Seattle SuperSonics to a 120-113 win at the Staples Center.
Chris Wilcox had 21 points and seven rebounds and Ray Allen added 19 points, 10 boards and five assists for the Sonics, who have won two in a row and three of their last four games.
Kobe Bryant contributed 22 points and seven assists and Lamar Odom netted 21 and dished out six assists for the Lakers, who had a two-game winning streak snapped. Luke Walton chipped in 17 points on 10-of-10 shooting.
Leading 89-85 heading into the final frame, Seattle scored seven of the first 12 points to extend the lead to 96-90.
Lewis' free throw with 2:18 to play made the score 111-105, but Odom scored the next five Lakers points and narrowed the gap to 113-110.
With under a minute to play, a pair of Bryant free throws cut the deficit to 115-112, but the Sonics pulled away by shooting 3-of-4 at the line in the final minute.
Chris Mihm poured in 20 points and 13 rebounds before leaving the game in the fourth quarter with a sprained right ankle.
Odom's jumper gave the Lakers a 17-13 lead, but the Sonics responded with a 15-4 run, including seven straight points from Wilcox, to move in front 28-21. Seattle led 34-31 after 12 minutes of play, during which Mihm scored 14 points for the Lakers.
Los Angeles opened the second quarter with a 10-2 surge, highlighted by a pair of Bryant threes, and led 41-36. However, the Sonics countered with a 14-2 rally, capped by Lewis' slam, to push ahead 50-43.
Seattle held a 64-55 advantage at the half.
Luke Ridnour drained a trey to begin the third quarter, but the Lakers used a 12-4 spurt, including a pair of Smush Parker baskets, to pull within 71-67. Moments later Brian Cook's jumper tied the game at 74-74.
Bryant shot 8-of-29 from the floor...The Sonics shot 60 percent from the field, including 7-of-14 from beyond the arc...Parker finished with 15 points and five assists...Seattle improved to 10-22 on the road...The Sonics have won seven of the last 12 meetings with the Lakers...Ridnour had seven assists.
03/12 19:03:27 ET