SEATTLE, Feb. 16 (Ticker) --
Ray Allen had an excellent first half for
the Seattle SuperSonics, but it was Jason Richardson and Derek
Fisher of the Golden State Warriors who performed like All-Stars
Richardson and Fisher combined for 32 points in the second half
as the Warriors posted a surprising 117-110 victory over the
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Allen, who will make his fifth All-Star appearance Sunday, made
8-of-10 shots and scored 22 points in the first half as Seattle
shot 59 percent (20-of-34) and held a 58-52 lead at the break.
Luke Ridnour's jumper extended the SuperSonics' lead to 60-52,
but Golden State used a 13-2 run over the next three minutes to
take the lead. Richardson hit a pair of free throws to start
the surge, Mike Dunleavy Jr. buried back-to-back 3-pointers and
Fisher added a go-ahead jumper from the arc before Dale Davis
capped the run with an alley-oop dunk with 8:49 left in the
Richardson scored 14 of the Warriors' 37 points in the third
quarter as Golden State opened an 89-79 lead entering the final
After Dunleavy hit a free throw to open the fourth, Ronald
Murray scored seven points in a 13-5 burst, pulling the Sonics
within 95-92 with 7:04 remaining. His three-point play capped
the run. Speedy Claxton answered with a layup and Fisher added
a 3-pointer before Richardson's runner at 5:51 rebuilt the lead
Murray, who had 12 points in the fourth quarter, converted a
three-point play to bring Seattle within 106-103 with 1:48 left,
but Davis scored the next four points to clinch the win for
Golden State, which shot 53 percent (46-of-87).
Richardson scored 30 points, Fisher added 21 and Davis a
season-high 16 and 10 rebounds for the Warriors.
Allen had just four points on 2-of-8 shooting in the second half
for Seattle, which made just 19-of-45 shots over the final two
Seattle forward Nick Collison posted career highs with 16 points
and 12 rebounds.