SEATTLE, Nov. 10 (Ticker) --
Ray Allen and the Seattle SuperSonics came
out shooting and never looked back.
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Allen scored 10 of his 20 points in the first quarter and six
players scored in double figures as the SuperSonics won their
fourth straight game, a 108-78 rout of the road-weary Sacramento
With 9:11 remaining in the first quarter, Allen snapped a 4-4
tie with a 3-pointer to spark a 13-2 run and give Seattle the
lead for good.
Allen, who has scored 20 or more points in all five games this
season, added a three-point play on the ensuing possession and
gave the Supersonics a 17-6 edge with another 3-pointer midway
through the first quarter.
Rashard Lewis scored 13 points and Vladimir Radmanovic added 10
to give Seattle a 53-39 lead at halftime. Lewis totaled 18
points and eight rebounds and Radmanovic scored 14 points.
Brad Miller's basket with 6:52 remaining in the third quarter
reduced Sacramento's deficit to 58-51, but a pair of unsung
SuperSonics responded by fueling a 14-5 run.
Luke Ridnour scored seven points and Danny Fortson added six,
giving Seattle a 72-56 lead with a rally-capping follow shot.
Ridnour, who became the starting point guard after the departure
of Brent Barry via free agency, matched a season high with 17
points and Fortson added 16 and 13 rebounds in 22 minutes off
Miller scored 17 points and Peja Stojakovic added 16 for the
Kings, who shot just 33 percent (26-of-78) from the field.
Sacramento fell to 1-4, with all four losses on the road. It
has matched its worst start since 1997-98, the last time it
missed the playoffs.