Regular Season Series (Game 4 of 4)

Series starts 12/16

Game 1: Friday, December 16th
Trail Blazers99
Game 2: Monday, January 30th
Trail Blazers116Final
Game 3: Sunday, April 2nd
Trail Blazers83Final
Game 4: Friday, April 7th
Trail Blazers108

SuperSonics 121

(32-43, 12-25 away)

Trail Blazers 108

(21-54, 15-23 home)

    7:00 PM ET, April 7, 2006

    Moda Center, Portland, OR

    1 2 3 4 T
    SEA 26 32 30 33121
    POR 29 23 21 35108

    Top Performers

    Sea: R. Allen 38 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Por: J. Dixon 28 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Allen sets Sonics' 3-point record in win over Blazers

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Ray Allen has a long way to go to catch Reggie Miller.

    Allen scored 38 points and moved into second place on the career 3-pointers list Friday night, leading the Seattle SuperSonics to a 121-108 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers.

    Allen was 4-for-6 on 3s, moving past former Sonics swingman Dale Ellis and giving him 1,723. Allen is well behind Miller, who retired last season with 2,560.

    "I've been blessed to do the things I have been able to do, that's how I look at it," said the 30-year-old Allen, a 10-year veteran. "Whatever will happens on the court will happen."

    Allen shot 12-for-18 from the field overall.

    Juan Dixon matched his season high with 28 points and Theo Ratliff added 14 points and nine rebounds for the Blazers, who lost 122-83 loss at Seattle on Sunday.

    Chris Wilcox had 20 points, 10 rebounds and six assists for Seattle, which won three games in a row for the first time since Dec. 4. Reserve point guard Earl Watson had 19 points, eight assists and six rebounds, and Nick Collison added 13 points.

    Portland snapped an 11-game losing streak Wednesday night, beating the Houston Rockets 76-75 at home, but couldn't catch up to the Sonics after falling behind by 15 in the third quarter.

    Sebastian Telfair keyed Portland's fourth-quarter rally, scoring 13 of his 15 points. He finished with six assists. The Trail Blazers got as close as 110-103, on Voshon Lenard's 3-pointer with 2:07 left.

    "I though (Telfair) was the one guard who could get in the paint," Blazers coach Nate McMillan said. "We went on the pick-and-roll and Sebastian was able to get some things there for us."

    Portland got very little from its two highest-paid players, neither of whom was on the court during its rally in the fourth. Zach Randolph finished 13 points, and Darius Miles added 10.

    Wilcox, coming off a 26-point, 24-rebound performance Tuesday night against Houston, is averaging 14.8 points and 7.9 rebounds in 23 games since coming over from the Los Angeles Clippers on Feb. 14.

    Miles, who has struggled from the field lately, made his first three shots and Portland went ahead 23-14 after Randolph made two free throws. However, the Sonics went on a 17-6 run to take a 31-29 lead on Allen's 20-footer.

    Allen hit his first 3-pointer at 4:32 in the second, breaking a tie with Ellis. It put the Sonics ahead 44-41 and they didn't look back. Allen kept scoring and the Sonics extended their lead to 88-73 by the end of the third quarter.

    "He was hitting some shots I can't even explain," Telfair said.

    Allen, who made all 10 of his free throw attempts, is averaging 25 points this season, the highest total of his career.

    "I sensed he knew we needed him tonight ... Ray really stepped up for us," Seattle coach Bob Hill said.

    The Sonics needed Allen's shooting. They were without forward Rashard Lewis, who was suspended for one game without pay by the NBA after pleading guilty to reckless driving Monday. Lewis failed sobriety and breath tests during a stop on Interstate 90 five months ago.

    Game notes

    Joel Przybilla sat out after his knee swelled up in the Blazers' win over Houston on Wednesday. Przybilla, who previously missed games with a patella tendon injury, will miss Monday's game against Utah, and may miss the rest of the season. ... The Sonics, shooting 46 percent from the field this year, made 56 percent. Portland shot 52 percent.

    Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press


    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 121 108
    FGM-FGA 47-84 (.560) 42-81 (.519)
    3PM-3PA 7-16 (.438) 4-16 (.250)
    FTM-FTA 20-23 (.870) 20-27 (.741)
    Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 15-42 12-30
    Assists 30 26
    Turnovers 16 16
    Steals 8 9
    Blocks 2 3
    Fast Break Points 15 8
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (2/0) 16 (2/0)
    Largest Lead 15 9

    Top Performers

    Ray Allen Allen
    Points: 38
    Reb: 3
    Ast: 3
    Stl: 1
    Blk: 0
    Juan Dixon Dixon
    Points: 28
    Reb: 4
    Ast: 2
    Stl: 1
    Blk: 0