Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 1)

Series starts 10/17

Game 1: Monday, October 17th

SuperSonics 85

(0-3, 0-2 away)

Rockets 93

(4-0, 2-0 home)

Coverage: FSSW

7:30 PM ET, October 17, 2005

1 2 3 4 T
SEA 20 22 23 2085
HOU 16 25 19 3393

Swift's fourth-quarter rally propels Rockets

LAREDO, Texas (AP) -- Stromile Swift had 12 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter to help the Houston Rockets beat the Seattle SuperSonics 93-85 on Monday night.

Tracy McGrady was given the night off by Houston coach Jeff Van Gundy and Yao Ming rested his ailing big left toe.

Luther Head had 13 points for Houston. Derek Anderson, Ryan Bowen and David Wesley each added 12 points.

Rashard Lewis and Ray Allen had 14 points apiece to lead the Sonics. Vladimir Radmonovic and Nick Collison also had 10 points.

Seattle took a 42-41 lead at the half when Allen hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

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