Seattle SuperSonics Team Report – November 4
=== Seattle SuperSonics Team Report – November 4 ===
(Sports Network) – The Sonics fell 114-84 to the Los Angeles Clippers at the
Staples Center on Wednesday.
Seattle, winners of the previous six head-to-head meetings, connected on just
37 percent of its shots, getting 24 points from Rashard Lewis and 20 from
Vladimir Radmanovic. Ray Allen managed 20 points on a dismal 7-for-18 effort.
The Sonics trailed right from the get-go on Elton Brand’s turnaround jumper 31
seconds in. Brand had six of the Clippers’ eight points before Seattle had
any, and it was 14-3 before the fans were settled in their seats.
Radmanovic’s dunk with three-plus minutes to go in the opening quarter pulled
the visitors within five, but an 11-3 LA run found Seattle down by 13 heading
into the second.
A bucket by Jerome James early in the third got the Sonics as close as 10, but
an 11-0 burst by the Clippers over the next 2 1/2 minutes put the game away
Forward Nick Collison, Seattle’s first-round selection in 2003 who missed all
of last season due to injury, played 13 minutes and had two points and five
Seattle has a day off before hosting the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night.