Sonics wrap up homestand vs. Clippers
(Sports Network) – The Seattle SuperSonics close out a seven-game homestand
this evening when they welcome the Los Angeles Clippers to KeyArena.
Seattle is 4-2 so far on the homestand and posted a 102-100 victory over the
Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night. Ray Allen scored 36 points to lead the
Sonics to victory.
Mickael Gelabale posted 17 points and eight rebounds for the SuperSonics, who
have won four of their last five games overall. Chris Wilcox posted 15 points
and 10 rebounds, while Nick Collison added 14 points and 12 boards.
The Sonics, who are 13-10 as the host this season, are last in the Northwest
Meanwhile, Los Angeles had its four-game winning streak come to an end with
Saturday’s 101-87 loss to Minnesota in the finale of a five-game homestand at
the Staples Center.
Elton Brand paced the Clippers with 25 points and 12 rebounds and Corey
Maggette had 19 points off the bench, as Los Angeles fell 14 games off the
lead in the Pacific Division. Sam Cassell ended with 14 points in the loss.
Los Angeles will hit the road this evening and is 5-14 as the visitor this
Sunday’s showdown between the Clippers and Sonics is the second of four
meetings this season. Seattle won the first matchup, 95-85, on November 22 at
the Staples Center and has won two straight and nine of the last 14 meetings.
The Clippers have won two straight after losing their last three in the