Monday , Mar , 08 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Seattle SuperSonics Team Report – March 8

=== Seattle SuperSonics Team Report – March 8 ===

(Sports Network) – The Seattle SuperSonics continued to struggle on Sunday
and matched a franchise-low in points with an 86-65 setback to the Detroit
Pistons at KeyArena.

Rashard Lewis collected 16 points and six boards and Vladimir Radmanovic had
15 points with six rebounds, as Seattle lost its fourth in a row, and for the
seventh time in eight contests.

Ray Allen, Seattle’s leading scorer, missed the game because of a bout with
the flu. Ronald Murray started in Allen’s place, scoring just five points.

The 65 points matched the Sonics’ lowest output in a game in franchise
history, tying their 65-point effort against the Los Angeles Clippers during
the 1990-91 campaign. Seattle also tied a franchise record by attempting just
59 field goals.

Seattle also had trouble holding onto the ball and turned it over 20 times.
The Sonics are winless in five games when they turn the ball over at least 20
times.

Seattle will return to action on Tuesday when they host the Minnesota
Timberwolves.

The Sonics have split their two meetings with the Wolves this season and
could have the advantage on Tuesday, as the home team in this series has won
10 of the last 12 meetings. Seattle has also won eight of its last 10 at home
against Minnesota.

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