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Allen's sharp-shooting vaults Sonics over Blazers

SPOKANE, Washington (Ticker) -- Ray Allen had 20 points and
seven assists as the Seattle SuperSonics posted a 96-85 victory
over the Portland Trail Blazers in the preseason finale for both
teams.

Allen made 7-of-13 shots, including 4-of-7 from the arc, and
Ronald Murray added 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting for the
SuperSonics, who open the regular season Wednesday against the
Los Angeles Clippers.

The game was tied, 47-47, at halftime before Seattle pulled away
by outscoring Portland, 26-16, in the third quarter.

Zach Randolph scored 19 points and Ruben Patterson contributed
12 for the Trail Blazers, who missed all 10 of their shots from
the arc and committed 20 turnovers, leading to 31 points.

Portland, which played without forward Darius Miles and point
guard Sebastian Telfair, plays its season opener Wednesday at
Minnesota.

Despite getting 11 rebounds from Joel Przybilla, the Blazers
were beaten, 39-34, on the boards.