SEATTLE, Feb. 10 (Ticker) --
Antonio Daniels heated up but it was fired
up teammate Danny Fortson that sparked the Seattle SuperSonics
to an emotional 115-107 triumph over the Sacramento Kings.
Daniels had 14 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter, when
Fortson was ejected after picking up two quick technicals.
Fortson took exception to some physical play and was tossed with
7:09 to go, leaving the court in huff and flinging a chair that
teammate Jerome James snatched out of mid-air as it headed into
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Fortson was ejected following a couple of heated exchanges with
Kings forward Chris Webber, who buried a 3-pointer just 10
seconds later to push Sacamento's lead to 95-90.
But Daniels had a layup, Rashard Lewis a steal and a free throw.
And when Lewis' second attempt from the line clanged off the
rim, Nick Collison ran down the rebound and fed Lewis, who
buried a 3-pointer from the left corner to give Seattle a 96-95
With the sellout crowd at Key Arena in a frenzy, Lewis put the
SuperSonics on top for good with a three-point play with 2:35
remaining. Lewis had 12 of his 23 points in the period, when
Seattle made 10-of-19 shots and outscored Sacramento, 38-26.
Peja Stojakovic led the Kings (32-17) with 28 points and Cuttino
Mobley added 23, but Sacramento lost its third straight game.
The Kings had not lost three straight since dropping the opening
three contests of the season.