Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 2)

Series starts 11/16

Game 1: Wednesday, November 16th
Game 2: Monday, December 26th

SuperSonics 113

(3-5, 2-4 away)

Celtics 100

(3-5, 3-3 home)

7:30 PM ET, November 16, 2005

TD Garden, Boston, MA

1 2 3 4 T
SEA 31 32 29 21113
BOS 28 17 30 25100

Top Performers

Sea: R. Allen 32 Pts, 7 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

Bos: R. Davis 21 Pts, 4 Reb, 9 Ast, 3 Stl

Seattle snaps six-game losing streak, beats Boston

Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) -- Seattle ended its most difficult stretch of the season with a win.

Ray Allen scored 32 points to lift the Seattle SuperSonics over the Boston Celtics 113-100 on Wednesday night.

"We know we are a better team than we have displayed in the past week," Allen said. "We got an opportunity to prove that tonight and we got on the same page more than we have."

The Sonics (3-5), who were playing their sixth game in eight days, closed out a six-game road trip with their first regulation win of the season. Seattle's previous two victories were against Minnesota and Toronto in overtime.

"Whenever you have the last game of a road trip, guys can easily get distracted," Sonics coach Bob Weiss said. "Since the beginning of the season, our problem has been getting production out of other guys besides Ray and Rashard [Lewis].

Luke Ridnour added 15 points and 13 assists for Seattle, which snapped a six-game losing streak in Boston. The Sonics had lost four games on the road trip by an average of 26 points.

"It's such a tough trip and to lose those four games the way we did," Ridnour said. "Hopefully, we can get back to .500 and get going from there."

After a pair of free throws by Justin Reed cut the Sonics lead to 96-85 with 7:29 remaining, Allen hit a pair of jumpers to extend the lead back to 15. Allen finished 12-of-17 from the field.

Nick Collison scored 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and Lewis added 22 points and five steals for Seattle.

Paul Pierce had 22 points and Ricky Davis added 21 points for the Celtics.

"Our problem is not offense," Pierce said. "We need to pick things up on defense and start trusting one another more. We are desperate for a win."

Allen and Lewis combined for 35 first-half points to open up a 63-45 halftime lead.

The Sonics scored the first six points of the third quarter to extend their lead to 69-45.

Raef LaFrentz had 14 points and continued his torrid shooting for Boston. He was 6-for-9 and now has made 24-of-37 over the last four games.

"What's embarassing to me is that we shot 52 percent today and 55 percent yesterday and have two losses," Celtics coach Doc Rivers said.

Boston (3-5) has now dropped three of its last four games.

Game notes

Celtics guard Tony Allen was indicted Wednesday on three counts of aggravated battery stemming from a fight that escalated into a shooting outside a Chicago diner in August. ... Sonics' opponents came into the game shooting 50 percent from the field this season, the best in the NBA. ... Pierce passed Bill Sharman for 10th on the all-time Celtics scoring list and now has 12,289 points.

Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press


Team Stat Comparison

Points 113 100
FGM-FGA 44-87 (.506) 40-77 (.519)
3PM-3PA 5-16 (.313) 6-14 (.429)
FTM-FTA 20-24 (.833) 14-22 (.636)
Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 17-44 11-37
Assists 31 26
Turnovers 13 15
Steals 9 4
Blocks 1 3
Fast Break Points 11 12
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (1/0) 22 (2/0)
Largest Lead 24 7

Top Performers

Ray Allen Allen
Points: 32
Reb: 7
Ast: 3
Stl: 2
Blk: 0
Ricky Davis Davis
Points: 21
Reb: 4
Ast: 9
Stl: 3
Blk: 0