Wednesday , Jan , 10 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Sonics could use some home cooking

(Sports Network) – The Seattle SuperSonics are not having the season they
hoped for. They own a disappointing 13-24 record and are in the cellar in the
Northwest Division.

On Wednesday, the Miami Heat continue their six-game road trip when they visit
the struggling SuperSonics tonight at KeyArena. It is the second and final
meeting of the season between the squads. On November 7th, James Posey drained
a three-pointer with 19 seconds left to give Miami a 90-87 victory over
Seattle at AmericanAirlines Arena. Miami has won two of three and three of its
last five at Seattle. The Heat have won three in a row in this series.

Seattle has lost five in a row and begins a season-long seven-game homestand
against Miami. On Tuesday, reigning MVP Steve Nash scored 27 points and handed
out 11 assists, to lead the red-hot Phoenix Suns to a 113-102 win over the
SuperSonics at US Airways Center.

Nick Collison scored 29 points and pulled down a career-high 21 rebounds in
the loss to Phoenix for the SuperSonics, who have lost seven of their last
eight games overall and 12 in a row on the road. Ray Allen finished with 25
points and nine assists for Seattle, while Earl Watson scored 12 points and
dished out nine assists in defeat.

The SuperSonics are 9-8 at KeyArena this season. They will also host Utah,
Cleveland, Milwaukee, Denver, Minnesota and the Clippers.

Seattle continues to play without forward Rashard Lewis, who suffered a
sprained tendon in right hand on December 20th during a 103-95 loss to
the Dallas Mavericks. He is expected to miss up to eight weeks with
the injury. Lewis is averaging 21.9 points and 6.8 rebounds per game in 27
contests this season.

Since Lewis went down with the injury, the Sonics are 3-7. Lewis is the second
option on offense to Allen, who leads the SuperSonics in scoring (24.7

The SuperSonics are 5-16 when they allow over 100 points this season.