Monday , Dec , 08 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

Seattle SuperSonics Team Report – December 8

=== Seattle SuperSonics Team Report – December 8 ===

(Sports Network) – Seattle lost its second in a row Sunday, falling to the
Toronto Raptors, 108-98, at Air Canada Centre.

Rashard Lewis and Vladimir Radmanovic each scored 20 points for the Sonics.

Seattle took a 73-70 lead into the fourth quarter after Vitaly Potapenko hit a
baseline jumper at the third-quarter buzzer.

The Sonics went up 77-71 on a tip-in by Potapenko with 10:20 left to play, but
Toronto answered with a 24-6 run to take the lead for good.

After a jumper by Luke Ridnour put Seattle back up by one, the Raptors scored
six straight to build a five-point cushion. Jalen Rose made a pair of free
throws to give Toronto an 86-81 lead with 7:01 to play.

Lonny Baxter eventually capped the big run with a pair of free throws that
gave the Raptors a 95-83 lead with 4:21 to play.

A technical free throw by Rose gave Toronto its largest lead of the game at
102-90 with 2:40 remaining.

The Sonics are off until Tuesday when they play the second of their four-game
road trip at New Jersey.