NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Tuesday, March 15th (All times eastern)
Seattle SuperSonics (42-19) at Chicago Bulls (32-28), 8:30 p.m.
(Sports Network) - Two days after ending a season-long skid, the Seattle SuperSonics try to keep their momentum going tonight when they visit the Chicago Bulls at the United Center.
On Sunday the Sonics posted a 90-80 victory at New York. Rashard Lewis scored 23 points as Seattle stopped a three-game losing streak with the win at Madison Square Garden.
Ray Allen added 19 points and Reggie Evans grabbed 16 rebounds for the SuperSonics, who outscored the Knicks 15-4 over the game's final three minutes to earn their first triumph at the Garden since November 24, 1996.
Seattle held the Knicks to miserable 4-for-21 shooting in the fourth quarter.
The Sonics lead the Northwest Division by 10 1/2 games over second-place Denver, and are third in the Western Conference overall. They trail San Antonio and Phoenix by five games for the conference lead.
Seattle, which has won three straight road games, will conclude a three-game trip Wednesday in Detroit.
Chicago, meanwhile, had a three-game winning streak snapped in Sunday's 83-78 loss at the LA Clippers.
Eddy Curry paced the Bulls with 19 points. Kirk Hinrich added 16 points and Ben Gordon chipped in 14 off the bench for the Bulls, who have lost four of their last seven games overall.
Trailing 68-67 heading into the fourth quarter, Chicago took the lead thanks to a 8-2 spurt to start the period. Curry's bucket ended the run and gave Chicago a 75-70 edge with 6:30 to go.
However, the Clippers closed the game on a 13-3 run to earn the win. LA's Elton Brand accounted for six points during the crucial spurt.
The Bulls are currently sixth in the Eastern Conference -- one game behind Cleveland for fifth place.
Chicago, which has won four of its last five at home, will visit New Jersey on Wednesday.
The Bulls defeated the Sonics, 100-97, last Friday in Seattle to snap a four- game series losing streak.
03/15 10:12:28 ET