SEATTLE, Nov. 12 (Ticker) -- When all-star Ray Allen fouled out, there were a lot of questions for the Seattle SuperSonics. Antonio Daniels came through with the answers.

Daniels scored eight points in the fourth quarter, including a go-ahead runner with seven seconds remaining, to help the SuperSonics to an 88-87 triumph over the Toronto Raptors.

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After Allen fouled out on a questionable call with 5:20 remaining, Rafer Alston's jumper gave the Raptors a 78-76 lead.

"I don't think I even touched him," Allen said of his offensive foul on Morris Peterson. "I think the referee just saw him fall over and didn't have a clear look at the play."

Seattle, which extended its winning streak to five games, took the lead on a 3-pointer by Luke Ridnour with 4:50 remaining. But Peterson replied with a 3-pointer just 20 seconds later to give Toronto an 81-79 edge.

Vince Carter extended the Raptors' lead with a breakaway dunk, but Daniels answered with his second 3-pointer of the quarter with 3:18 remaining to pull Seattle within one.

Matt Bonner, who scored six of his 10 points in the final quarter, hit a pair of jumpers around a free throw by Ridnour to give the Raptors an 87-83 lead with 85 seconds remaining.

Rashard Lewis hit his third 3-pointer on the ensuing possession to bring Seattle within 87-86 before Alston missed a jumper and Carter shot an airball. Daniels, who scored 16 points, followed with the winning runner in the lane.

"We played great as a team," Daniels said. "It was a test. We didn't shoot the ball well, but we've been saying from day one that it will show a lot about the team when we don't shoot the ball well."

With Seattle shooting 41 percent (33-of-80) - four percent lower than its season average - Daniels believed the victory was indicative of the Sonics' defensive effort. "We forced them into some tough shots," he said. "We won that game on the defensive end of the floor."

Carter, who shot just 5-of-17 from the field, scored 15 points but missed a potential game-winning reverse layup as time expired.

"I think I let the team down," Carter said. "I had a couple of plays that I wasn't ready to shoot. I feel in my mind that I hurt the team, but the great thing is that we have a game tomorrow."

With Carter playing just seven minutes in the first half due to foul trouble, the SuperSonics took advantage.

Allen scored 19 of his 29 points and Lewis added 10 of his 15 to give Seattle a 48-34 lead at halftime.

"I'm getting tired of the way we are starting the game," Raptors coach Sam Mitchell said. "It's not making me happy. If we have to make some changes in the starting lineup, then that's what we are going to do."

Toronto chipped away at the lead in the second half. Bonner scored four points during a 9-0 run between the third and fourth quarters that reduced the Raptors' deficit to 64-62.

Mitchell was openly displeased with the play of some of his players.

"The guys that do the things that we ask them to do offensively and defensively are going to find minutes," said Mitchell, who did not single out anyone in particular. "The guys that are doing the things that they want to do are just not going to play."

Entering the game, Seattle had won by an average of 22.5 points during its four-game winning streak.

"The four games we won, we won by a large margin," Allen said. "It's easy to play when you are ahead, but tonight we played behind and I think it built character in the team."