SEATTLE, April 26 (Ticker) -- The Seattle SuperSonics are getting contributions from a number of key players. For the second straight game, the Sacramento Kings saw one of their pivotal contributors all but disappear.

Ray Allen scored 26 points and had a pair of critical plays in the final 67 seconds as the SuperSonics throttled Peja Stojakovic and held off the Kings, 105-93, to take a 2-0 lead in their Western Conference first-round series.

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After enduring Mike Bibby's woeful three-point, 1-of-16 effort in the series opener Saturday, Sacramento saw Stojakovic - who did not play in the final quarter - score just nine points on 3-of-10 shooting.

"I don't know what happened to us," Stojakovic said. "No defense, no offense. ... We need to go home and play with a lot more energy and passion."

With their leading scorer mired in a funk, Sacramento found itself trailing, 88-62, at the end of three quarters. However, the Kings' reserves, led by Bobby Jackson, staged a furious comeback that got them within 95-85 with 4:58 left.

That is when Allen buried a long 3-pointer to temporarily stem the tide. Jackson kept firing away and Sacramento was within 100-92 with 67 seconds to go when Allen found Jerome James for a jumper. Allen added a three-point play 26 seconds later and the Sonics cruised from there.

"I'm a scorer," Allen said. "There is not much that teams can do to stop me, especially when our team is playing well. In the fourth quarter, I just try to pick and choose my spots."

Seattle, which has not won a playoff series since 1998, got a playoff career-high 19 points and nine rebounds from James. The fourth-year center has been one of the differences in the series with 36 points and 24 rebounds after averaging just 4.9 points and 3.0 rebounds during the regular season.

"I'm finally coming into my own," said James, who had back-to-back double-digit scoring performances just once in the regular season. "That is what (my team) has been expecting from me from day one. It is just nice to finally give it to them."

"He is moving quicker, block to block," Sonics coach Nate McMillan said. "He's running the floor, he's clogging the paint and he's given us a defensive presence."

Jackson scored 17 points and Bibby added 16 on 7-of-14 shooting for Sacramento, which has not lost in the first round since 2000.

With his team showing little fire, Kings coach Rick Adelman played the entire fourth quarter with his second unit.

"My group in the fourth quarter competed," Adelman said. "They got after it on both ends of the court. They pushed it up and got us back in the game."

When pressed on why he didn't insert the starters back into the game, Adelman got even more aggressive.

"They weren't going back in," he said. "I mean, why should I? That other group was doing all the work."

Game Three is Friday in Sacramento.

If Seattle needs an omen, it has taken a 2-0 lead in a best-of-seven series on six prior occasions and went on to win each time. The last time Sacramento trailed a best-of-seven series, 2-0, it was swept by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1996 Western Conference semifinals.

"I think most people said we were the underdogs because of lack of experience," Allen said. "I've watched Sacramento play basketball in the playoffs for as long as I have been in the NBA and I think when it comes down to seeding, it doesn't matter. You look at our records, we won two more games than they did.

"That lack of experience did make us the underdog, but when you lace it up, there is no telling who is going to do what on who's floor and where."

Seattle led, 63-51, three minutes into the second half when a 10-footer by James sparked a 23-9 burst. The Sonics made 11-of-19 shots and 10-of-11 free throws in the quarter and held the Kings to 8-of-22 shooting.

"We played quick in that quarter defensively. I think (that) was the biggest thing," Seattle guard Antonio Daniels said. "We cut down on their easy looks and when we had an opportunity to push the ball and run out, we did it."

"It's really frustrating," Stojakovic said. "I really didn't bring any energy in the third quarter. They pressed us, starting on the defensive end. Then they started something different on offense and it just didn't work."