Saturday , Mar , 20 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Seattle SuperSonics Team Report – March 20

=== Seattle SuperSonics Team Report – March 20 ===

(Sports Network) – The SuperSonics continued their excellent play Friday,
downing the New Orleans Hornets, 91-80, along the Bayou.

Rashard Lewis scored 31 points to lead the Sonics to the victory. Ray Allen
added 19 points and Vitaly Potapenko had 14 and 10 rebounds for the Sonics,
who won their fourth straight game — all on the road — after closing out the
contest on a 17-5 run.

Thanks to their recent road success, the Sonics pushed their mark in foreign
buildings to 15-20 for the season.

New Orleans used a 12-0 run, highlighted by five points from Baron Davis, in
the fourth quarter to grab a 75-74 advantage with 5:12 remaining. But the
Sonics took over from there, finishing off the contest with a 17-5 burst.

Seattle, which is a weak rebounding team, dominated the paint and the glass in
this contest. The Sonics held a 44-34 advantage on the boards and a 40-32 edge
in the paint.

Ronald “Flip” Murray contributed 11 points off the bench in the win for the

The Sonics will return home to face the lowly Orlando Magic Sunday. Orlando
will be playing without Tracy McGrady, who is attending the funeral of his

Seattle is 16-18 at KeyArena this season.