SALT LAKE CITY (Ticker) -- The Seattle SuperSonics begin a busy stretch of games with a visit to the Delta Center and a matchup with the Utah Jazz on Monday.

Entering the game, the Sonics will have played just three games in a 15-day span, but the trip to Utah begins a stretch of four games in five days.

Perhaps the consistent action will help them shake off a 2-2 homestand that followed a 19-3 start.

In the finale of the homestand Wednesday, Rashard Lewis scored 21 points and Ray Allen added 20 as Seattle defeated the Denver Nuggets, 98-83. The Sonics did it with defense and rebounding, gaining a 48-35 advantage on the boards and holding the Nuggets to just 38 first-half points.

The Jazz will be playing their first home game since December 14 and looking to right the ship after a 1-4 road trip.

Carlos Boozer scored 29 points and had 10 rebounds, but Utah was unable to recover from a 13-point halftime deficit in a 98-86 loss at Toronto on Wednesday.

The Jazz still have struggled to regain their winning form since the loss of defensive stopper Andrei Kirilenko, who suffered a sprained right MCL in a 109-76 loss at San Antonio on November 27. Without the 6-9 Russian in the lineup, Utah is 3-10, sinking to the bottom of the Northwest Division after a 6-1 start.

Seattle won a thriller over Utah in the teams' first meeting December 1. Sonics forward Vladimir Radmanovic hit a 3-pointer to force overtime and Ray Allen scored nine of his 38 points in the extra session as Seattle escaped with a 129-119 victory at home.

The Jazz have won eight straight meetings at the Delta Center.