NBA Game Summary - Seattle at Toronto
(Sunday, November 13th)
Final Score: Seattle 126, Toronto 121 (OT)
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Rashard Lewis scored a season-high 41 points as the Seattle SuperSonics edged the winless Toronto Raptors, 126-121, in overtime at Air Canada Centre.
Seattle outscored the Raptors 9-4 in the extra session. With five seconds to go in overtime and Seattle ahead 123-121, Nick Collison completed a three- point play to seal the contest as the Sonics snapped a three-game losing streak.
Ray Allen scored 19 points and Collison finished with 20 points and 12 rebounds in the Seattle win.
Mike James scored a career-high 36 points for Toronto and Charlie Villanueva added 26 points and pulled down 12 rebounds for his first career double- double. Chris Bosh chipped in 21 points and 11 boards in defeat.
The Raptors continued their worst start in franchise history at 0-6.
After trailing by 10 or more points for most of the game, the Raptors pulled to within eight with 7:25 left in the fourth after Jose Calderon hit two free throws to make the score 98-90.
Seattle regained its 10-point lead with 2:49 remaining after Lewis drained two free throws for a 113-103 edge.
Toronto rallied and got within 113-110 with 1:28 to play after Morris Peterson netted a 15-foot jump shot. Bosh sent the game into overtime at 117-117 with a layup at the buzzer.
The Raptors were never able to take the lead in overtime and only scored four points.
The Sonics ended the first quarter in front 25-23, led by Lewis, who scored nine points on 4-of-7 shooting from the floor.
James kept Toronto in the game, pouring in 13 points in the opening quarter. He was 6-of-7 from the field.
The Sonics entered the break ahead 61-55 after shooting 50 percent from the field. Lewis added 11 more points in the second quarter, giving him 20 at the half.
Toronto shot 53 percent in the first half, but turned the ball over 10 times.
With 4:14 remaining in the third quarter, Seattle moved out to a 14-point lead after Luke Ridnour drove into the lane for a layup to make it 78-64.
Seattle outscored the Raptors 30-22 in the third quarter and headed into the fourth with a 91-77 cushion.
Seattle earned its first road win of the season...The SuperSonics have won four straight in the series...Ridnour scored 16 points for Seattle and dished out eight assists...Bosh leads the Raptors with four double-doubles on the year.
11/13 16:50:43 ET