Wednesday , Jan , 12 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Seattle SuperSonics Team Report – January 12

=== Seattle SuperSonics Team Report – January 12 ===

(Sports Network) – The Seattle SuperSonics try to win their third straight
game tonight when they visit the Los Angeles Clippers at the Staples Center
for the back end of a home-and-home.

Seattle has won seven of the last eight meetings between these teams, and 16
of the last 18 tilts played in LA.

On Tuesday in Seattle, Ray Allen scored a game-high 31 points with seven
assists and six rebounds to lead the Sonics to a 104-99 victory over the
Clippers at KeyArena.

Vladimir Radmanovic contributed 18 points and seven rebounds for the Sonics,
who have won seven of their last 10 games. Danny Fortson had 11 points and
Luke Ridnour led Seattle with 11 assists.

The Clippers went ahead 94-93 in the fourth quarter, but two free throws by
Radmanovic with 3:27 left gave Seattle the lead for good. Allen scored to
stretch the lead to three and Rashard Lewis buried a huge three-pointer from
the left corner to give the Sonics a 100-94 lead with 1:16 remaining.

With Seattle clinging to a 102-99 lead, Nick Collison buried a pair of free
throws with 13.9 seconds left to seal the win.

The Sonics are tied with San Antonio for second place in the Western
Conference, and lead Minnesota by eight games in the Northwest Division

Allen has scored in double-digits in all 33 of Seattle’s contests this season.
He is averaging a team-high 24.1 points per game this season.

Seattle, which has lost two straight road games, will host Golden State on
Friday to begin a five-game homestand.