NBA Game Summary - Sacramento at Seattle
(Saturday, February 10th)
Final Score: Sacramento 114, Seattle 93
Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Kevin Martin scored 26 points and Ron Artest added 20 to pace Sacramento to a 114-93 rout of Seattle in the opener of a home-and-home series.
Francisco Garcia added 17 points for the Kings, who posted their season-high fifth consecutive win and will host the SuperSonics Sunday night.
Sacramento's win was tempered by the news that center Brad Miller will be out until the All-Star break due to a partially torn fascia in his left foot.
"We did a good job on the glass tonight," Kings coach Eric Musselman said. "We outrebounded Seattle. It's the second night we have played defensively where all five guys played alert and well."
Ray Allen poured in 29 points for the Sonics, who lost for a fifth straight time to the Kings. Seattle has lost six of its last seven games.
The Kings led 27-23 after one quarter and then pulled away with a 36-23 margin in the second period. Martin had 16 points in the quarter. Sacramento scored the first 12 of the period, and Garcia ended the spurt with a three-pointer.
"We played good as a team," Garcia said. "When we play like that it's hard to beat us."
An Artest three moved the score to 57-34, and Sacramento's lead never got inside of double digits in the third or fourth for that matter.
Shareef Abdur-Rahim had 13 points and Corliss Williamson 10 for the Kings, who shot 50 percent from the field.
Rashard Lewis and Nick Collison each had 14 points for the Sonics, who ended at 38.9 percent shooting. That included a 7-for-24 clip from beyond the arc.
Chris Wilcox had 10 points and 11 boards for Seattle, which also got 13 points from Luke Ridnour...Sacramento went 10-of-19 from three-point range.
02/11 01:11:01 ET