Wednesday , Jan , 28 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Seattle’s Barry set for surgery

Seattle, WA (Sports Network) – Seattle SuperSonics starting point guard Brent
Barry will undergo surgery on the fourth metacarpal of his right hand.

The surgery will be performed Thursday in Seattle. He is expected to be
sidelined for five-to-six weeks following the procedure.

Barry left Seattle’s 118-116 loss to Dallas on Tuesday night after suffering
the injury. He had six points before leaving late in the first half.

The SuperSonics later lost the game when Mavericks forward Antoine Walker hit
a jumper at the buzzer.

The 32-year-old Barry is averaging 10.6 points per game this season for
Seattle, his ninth in the NBA and fifth with the Sonics. Antonio Daniels and
rookie Luke Ridnour are expected to fill in while Barry recovers.