Friday , Nov , 18 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Bulls continue road trip in Seattle

(Sports Network) – The Chicago Bulls continue their six-game road trip
tonight, as they visit the Seattle SuperSonics at KeyArena.

The Bulls have dropped the first two contests of the swing. On Wednesday,
Theo Ratliff’s dunk off a missed shot from Sebastian Telfair with 8.7 seconds
left boosted Portland to a 96-93 victory over the Chicago Bulls at the Rose

Mike Sweetney came off the bench and contributed 24 points and 14 rebounds in
the loss to the Trail Blazers for the Bulls. Andres Nocioni had 18 points and
Ben Gordon scored 15 for Chicago, which had 22 offensive rebounds to six for

Chicago is 0-3 as the visitor this season. The Bulls will also play the
Lakers, Spurs and Rockets on the tough swing. The fell to Golden State,
100-82, in the opener of the road trip.

The Sonics begin a three-game homestand tonight. They return to KeyArena after
going 2-4 on a six-game road trip. On Wednesday, Ray Allen scored a game-high
32 points and pulled down seven rebounds, as Seattle used a big second quarter
to down the Boston Celtics, 113-100, at TD Banknorth Garden.

Rashard Lewis poured in 22 points and Luke Ridnour registered 15 points and 13
assists in the win over Boston for the Sonics. Nick Collison chipped in 19
points and 13 rebounds for Seattle, which has won two of its last three. The
Sonics snapped a six-game skid in Boston.

Seattle, which is 1-1 at home this season, will also host the Sacramento Kings
and the Utah Jazz on the current stand.

The road team has won seven of the last nine meetings in this series. The
Bulls have lost three of five and seven of their last 11 at Seattle.