SEATTLE, Feb. 25 (Ticker) -- The Northwest Division showdown between the Seattle SuperSonics and the Minnesota Timberwolves was a rollercoaster ride, with All-Star Ray Allen providing the thrills.

Allen scored 18 of his 32 points in the fourth quarter as the SuperSonics recovered from an awful first half for a 98-88 victory over the Timberwolves.

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Seattle shot just 26 percent (12-of-46) from the floor in the first half, with Allen just 2-of-9. The SuperSonics trailed 44-35 at halftime.

Latrell Sprewell's two free throws midway through the third quarter gave innesota its largest lead at 56-42. But Rashard Lewis and Vladimir Radmanovic combined for nine points over the final two-plus minutes of the quarter as Seattle moved within 69-64.

Allen snapped a 77-77 tie with a 3-pointer at the 6:30 mark, giving Seattle its first lead. Kevin Garnett, who scored 31 points, tied it with a layup with 4:30 to go before Seattle pulled away with a 9-0 burst over the next two minutes.

Radmanovic, who scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half, started the spree with his third 3-pointer of the quarter and Allen added a three-point play and 3-pointer to give the Sonics a 92-83 lead with 2:51 left.

Allen made 10-of-22 shots, including 4-of-6 from the arc. Seattle shot 73 percent (11-of-15) in the fourth quarter while extending its lead over Minnesota in the division to 14 games in the loss column.

The Timberwolves committed 19 turnovers leading to 21 points for the Sonics.