PHOENIX (AP) -- Ray Allen scored 25 points and Rashard Lewis
added 23, helping the Seattle SuperSonics end a four-game
exhibition losing streak with a 108-102 victory over the Phoenix
Suns on Monday night.
Steve Nash, the NBA's MVP the past two seasons, added 12 points
and 11 assists for the Suns, who completed their exhibition season
with a 4-4 record. The Sonics are 2-4 with two games remaining.
Seattle trailed 98-94 with less than three minutes remaining
before outscoring Phoenix 14-4 to end the game. Watson triggered
the comeback with a 3-pointer and Allen contributed five points
during the surge.
Allen was only 6-of-15 from the field, but was 11-for-11 from
the foul line.
With Seattle leading 31-30 with 9:36 remaining in the second
period, Thomas hit a 16-foot jumper, giving Phoenix a lead it held
until the Sonics scored the final seven points of the third period
for a 79-78 advantage. Thomas then scored six of the Suns' next
eight points during the second quarter, and the Suns led 59-50 at
Marion finished the half with 13 points and seven rebounds.
Thomas had 10 points and four rebounds. Allen had 11 points for the
Sonics and Lewis 10.
Leandro Barbosa, the Suns' leading scorer (17.3) during
preseason, missed the game with a sprained right toe. Teammate Sean
Marks (sprained left elbow) and Seattle's Kareem Rush (strained
groin) and Danny Fortson (strained left knee) also sat out.