Saturday , Dec , 06 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

Seattle SuperSonics Team Report – December 6

=== Seattle SuperSonics Team Report – December 6 ===

(Sports Network) – The Seattle SuperSonics found themselves on the wrong end
of a 101-94 decision to the Indiana Pacers on Friday at KeyArena.

Ronald Murray led Seattle in scoring with 20 points and Rashard Lewis had 12
points, eight boards and three blocks for the Sonics, who had a two-game
winning streak snapped.

The Pacers trailed 45-44 after the first half, but scored 36 points in the
third quarter to put the game away. Indiana opened up the first eight minutes
of the period on a 25-4 run, and led 80-60 heading into the fourth.

The 36-point quarter for Indiana was the most given up by the Sonics in a
stanza this season.

Murray sank two free throws with 5:41 to go to cut the Pacers’ lead to 10
points at 90-80. Indiana’s lead remained in double-digits until there was 2:41
to play, when Lewis buried a three-pointer to make it 92-85.

However, Jermaine O’Neal got free for a dunk with less than two minutes to go,
pushing the lead back up to nine points and effectively ending the contest.
Seattle made a frenetic defensive stand in the final minute, but couldn’t get
the Pacers’ lead below five.

Seattle will return to the court on Sunday against the Toronto Raptors.