Suns try to extend winning streak versus Seattle
(Sports Network) – The Phoenix Suns try to extend their winning streak to
three games when they welcome the Seattle SuperSonics tonight to US Airways
Phoenix has captured the Pacific Division title and is the second seed of the
Western Conference playoff race. The Suns are two games ahead of No. 3 San
The Suns open a short two-game homestand this evening. Reigning MVP Steve Nash
scored 25 points and dished out 11 assists to lead Phoenix Suns to a 115-107
victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday at the Staples Center.
Leandro Barbosa scored 23 points off the bench, while Raja Bell went a perfect
6-for-6 from three-point range and finished with 22 points in the win over the
Lakers for the Suns, who have captured five of their last six games overall.
Phoenix is 31-7 at home this season. The Suns are scheduled to host Kobe
Bryant and the Lakers on Friday.
Seattle tries to get back on the winning track, as it starts a three-game
road trip. On Monday, Yao Ming scored 31 points and grabbed seven rebounds and
Tracy McGrady ended with 27 points to lead the Houston Rockets over the
SuperSonics, 95-90, at KeyArena.
Rashard Lewis scored 20 points in the loss to Houston for the SuperSonics, who
have dropped five of their last six games overall. Lewis ended the game with
10,154 career points, moving into sole possession of fourth place on the
team’s all-time scoring list.
Mickael Gelabale ended with 13 points and Damien Wilkins netted 13 in the loss
The SuperSonics are just 11-27 on the road this season. They will visit
Portland on Saturday at the Rose Garden and the Rockets on Monday at the
Seattle and the Suns have split a pair of games this season. The SuperSonics
have lost two of their last three at Phoenix.