Thursday , Feb , 10 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Sonics welcome Kings to KeyArena

Seattle, WA (Sports Network) – The Sacramento Kings attempt to halt a two-game
losing streak, as they visit the Seattle SuperSonics tonight at KeyArena.

This is the third meeting of the season between the clubs. In the two previous
contests, the Sonics defeated the Kings at home and at ARCO Arena. The teams
will play once more this season, as Sacramento is scheduled to host Seattle on
April 5th.

Seattle has won two straight and six of the last nine contests in this series.
The Kings have lost two of three and three of their last five at Seattle.

The Kings come into tonight’s game off a tough loss. On Tuesday, Steve Nash
poured in a season-high 33 points and handed out 17 assists, as the Phoenix
Suns edged Sacramento, 125-123, at ARCO Arena.

Mike Bibby scored 27 points for the Kings, while teammate Chris Webber
registered a triple-double with 24 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds. Cuttino
Mobley finished with 23 points and eight boards and Peja Stojakovic chipped in
20 points in the loss.

Webber has recorded a triple-double in consecutive games and has averaged 22
points, 11.5 rebounds and 11 assists in those contests.

Sacramento is 13-9 on the road this season. The Kings are 4-2 in their last
six games as the visitor.

The SuperSonics, who play the finale of a three-game homestand, have won three
straight contests overall. On Tuesday, Ray Allen led the way with 26 points,
as Seattle continued its winning ways with a 108-91 victory over the New
Orleans Hornets at KeyArena.

Vladimir Radmanovic posted 18 points, including a 4-of-6 effort from beyond
the arc, in Tuesday’s victory for the SuperSonics, who have won six of their
last eight overall.

Seattle is 28-1 when it allows under 100 points this season.

Earlier Tuesday, both Allen and Seattle forward Rashard Lewis were selected as
reserves for the upcoming All-Star Game. For Allen, it will be his fifth All-
Star appearance, while Lewis will make his debut at the mid-season classic.

The Sonics are 18-6 as the host this season. Seattle has won seven of its last
10 at KeyArena.