NBA Game Summary - Utah at Seattle
(Friday, January 12th)
Final Score: Seattle 122, Utah 114 (OT)
Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Ray Allen couldn't miss in the fourth quarter and overtime, scoring a career-high 54 points to lead the Seattle SuperSonics past the Utah Jazz, 122-114, in overtime.
Seattle trailed by nine points with under three minutes remaining, but fought back and received some clutch shooting from Allen to send the game to an extra session.
Allen hit 17-of-32 from the field, including 8-of-12 from behind the arc, for the Sonics, who snapped a six-game losing skid. Nick Collison scored 25 points and pulled down 13 rebounds. Earl Watson added 10 points for the Sonics.
Carlos Boozer scored 32 points and raked in 16 boards for Utah, which has lost two straight and three of four. Mehmet Okur scored 23 points and grabbed eight boards, and Deron Williams scored 15 points, grabbed seven boards, and tallied nine assists for the Jazz.
Seattle outscored the Jazz 16-8 in the extra session, after overcoming a nine- point deficit late in the fourth quarter.
Allen converted a three-point play with 2:15 left to bring the Sonics to within 102-95, then drilled a three-pointer 20 seconds later to make it 102-98.
With the score 106-103 with 13.6 seconds left, the Sonics drew up an inbounds play to get Allen an open look at a game-tying shot. The Sonics guard looped underneath the basket and lost his man, took the inbounds pass, turned and drilled the game-tying three-pointer with eight seconds left, giving Seattle new life.
The game was tied at 73-73 entering the fourth quarter.
The Jazz led 26-21 after the first quarter, and 54-50 at the half.
Allen's 54 is the second-highest in a game in Sonics history, behind only Fred Brown's 58-point game against Golden State in 1974. His previous career-high was 47 points, in 2002 against Charlotte...Johan Petro bruised his knee midway through fourth quarter, left the game and did not return...Utah hit only 2- of-12 from behind the arc.
01/13 01:40:59 ET