Tuesday , Dec , 06 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Ray Allen, Sonics starting to put together some wins

(Sports Network) – The Seattle SuperSonics are starting to play solid,
winning basketball. They have won three in a row and six of their last nine
contests overall.

The Sonics, who are 8-8 this season, are tied with the Denver Nuggets for
second place in the Northwest Division. They trail the division-leading
Minnesota Timberwolves by two games.

Seattle targets its fourth consecutive win on Tuesday when it concludes a
five-game homestand against Stephon Marbury and the New York Knicks at
KeyArena.

On Sunday, All-Star Ray Allen poured in 25 points and added six rebounds and
three steals, as the SuperSonics knocked off the Indiana Pacers, 107-102, in
front of their home crowd. Rashard Lewis added 23 points and six boards for
Seattle.

Ronald Murray netted 18 points on 6-of-9 shooting off the bench, while Luke
Ridnour posted 13 points and seven assists in the victory over the Pacers.
After scoring a combined 10 points in his first three games, Murray has
reached double figures in five of his last six contests.

The SuperSonics are 7-0 this season when scoring at least 100 points. Seattle,
which will head to Utah for a game with the Jazz on Thursday, is 6-3
in its arena this season.

Allen leads the Sonics in scoring (23.9 ppg) and has also registered 4.3
rebounds and 3.7 assist per game. He is shooting 42.9 percent from the field
and 34.1 percent from beyond the arc.

The 30-year-old Allen has scored in double-digits in all 16 of Seattle’s games
this season. The Connecticut product has poured in more than 20 points in 10
contests.

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