Monday , Dec , 18 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Sonics are sinking

(Sports Network) – The Seattle SuperSonics are a disappointing 10-15 and sit
in last place in the Northwest Division. On Monday, the Memphis Grizzlies
attempt to halt a six-game losing streak when they welcome the struggling
SuperSonics to the FedExForum.

The SuperSonics have won six of their last seven at Memphis. Seattle has won
seven of the last 10 contests in the series.

Seattle plays the finale of a five-game road trip against the Grizzlies. On
Sunday, Jason Maxiell’s baseline jumper with 6.8 seconds left gave Detroit the
lead and the Pistons went on to defeat the SuperSonics, 97-93, at The Palace
of Auburn Hills.

Rashard Lewis ended with 25 points and 11 rebounds for the Sonics, who fell to
0-4 on their current road trip. Chris Wilcox finished with 21 points in
defeat.

The SuperSonics are 4-9 on the road this season. After Monday’s contest, they
return home for a three-game homestand. Seattle will host Dallas, Toronto and
the Hornets on the upcoming stand.

All-Star guard Ray Allen is sidelined with a bone bruise in his right ankle.
He has missed seven straight games. The SuperSonics are 3-4 without Allen, who
leads the team in scoring (25.3 ppg).

Seattle is 5-7 when it allows 100 or more points this season. The SuperSonics
are 6-5 when they reach the century mark.

SEA