Wednesday , Jan , 21 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Seattle SuperSonics Team Report – January 21

=== Seattle SuperSonics Team Report – January 21 ===

(Sports Network) – The Seattle SuperSonics lost to the Cleveland
Cavaliers, 99-94, on Tuesday at Gund Arena.

Rashard Lewis scored 27 points for the Sonics, who fell for the fifth time in
six games. Ray Allen had 20 points while Vladimir Radmanovic contributed 13
points and five boards in the loss.

The teams played most of the fourth quarter very tight, as neither squad could
muster more than a two-point lead until Wagner’s two free throws with 4:37
left gave the Cavs an 89-85 advantage. But the Sonics got back-to-back three-
pointers from Radmanovic, sandwiched around a pair of Battie free throws, to
pull even at 91-91.

With 1:27 left, Battie missed a jumper but Darius Miles came through with a
follow-up dunk, and the Cavs wouldn’t trail again. A pair of Kevin Ollie free
throws with 27 seconds remaining put the Cavs up 95-91.

Lewis converted a three-point play with a layup from the lane to make it a
one-point game only four seconds later, but Boozer drained four free throws
down the stretch while Allen and Radmanovic missed jumpers to account for the
final score.

Seattle, which was outrebounded by a 55-35 margin, finished its six-game
road trip with a record of 1-5.

The Sonics are off until Thursday when they host the Golden State Warriors.