NBA Game Summary - Portland at Seattle
(Monday, February 26th)
Final Score: Seattle 97, Portland 73
Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Rashard Lewis scored 29 points and grabbed seven rebounds as the Seattle SuperSonics routed the Portland Trail Blazers 97-73.
Ray Allen added 16 points, 10 boards and six assists for Seattle, which snapped a two-game losing streak. Chris Wilcox and Damien Wilkins scored 10 apiece for the Sonics, who won their third straight home game.
"Overall it was a good night," said Allen. "We moved the ball around and made them play defense."
Travis Outlaw scored 14 points and LaMarcus Aldridge added 12 for Portland, which lost its second straight game.
"We had some players who were getting some time on the court and we will evaluate this squad after this season." said Portland coach Nate McMillan.
Seattle pulled away early with an 8-0 run, capped by a Wilcox dunk to open the game. Portland did not score until the 7:41 mark and made just two buckets in the first nine minutes.
Seattle led 20-11 after the first quarter and 43-35 at the intermission after an evenly played second stanza.
The Sonics used a 17-4 run, started by an Allen triple, to open a 64-43 lead with 4:48 left in the third period. Portland never threatened thereafter.
Allen and Lewis put on a show scoring 20 of the Sonics 30 points in the third quarter.
Seattle retired Spencer Haywood's No. 24 at halftime...Portland's Joel Przybilla missed the game with a sore knee...Portland's Brandon Roy shot just 3-of-13 and had six points in his return to his hometown, where he was a prep and college star.
02/27 01:17:28 ET