Monday , Dec , 19 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Allen has the hot hand for the Sonics

(Sports Network) – All-Star guard Ray Allen is having another all-star type
season for the Seattle SuperSonics, who are 10-12 and trail the first place
Minnesota Timberwolves by two games in the Northwest Division.

Allen leads the Sonics in scoring (24.5 ppg) and has also grabbed 4.3 rebounds
and dished out 4.0 assists per game. He has scored in double-digits in all 22
of Seattle’s contest. The Connecticut product has also played 40 or more
minutes in 15 games so far this season.

Seattle tries to win its second straight game on Monday when it hosts the
Washington Wizards. On Monday, Rashard Lewis delivered 37 points and Allen
scored 24 as Seattle gave former head coach Nate McMillan a rude greeting with
a 111-99 victory over Portland at the Rose Garden.

Lewis finished 12-of-19 from the field and made 6-of-8 three-point shots in
the loss to the Blazers, while Allen went 5-of-7 from beyond the arc as the
SuperSonics halted a three-game losing streak.

The SuperSonics are 6-7 as the host this season. They have lost four in a row
at KeyArena. Seattle is scheduled to visit the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday at
America West Arena, before returning home to host the Dallas Mavericks on

Seattle is 9-3 when it scores more than 100 points this season. The Sonics are
6-10 when they surrender 100 points or more.