SAN ANTONIO (Ticker) -- The Seattle SuperSonics will not have a
chance to beat the San Antonio Spurs in their Western Conference
semifinal series if the injuries continue to mount.
In the series opener, San Antonio rolled to a 103-81 victory over
the SuperSonics, who lost more than a game on Sunday. Ray Allen
and Vladimir Radmanovic suffered sprained ankles in the first half
and Rashard Lewis hurt his groin in the third quarter.
Allen, who averaged 32 points in Seattle's opening-round series
against the Sacramento Kings, is a game-time decision and did
not practice on Monday.
Radmanovic is likely out for the remainder of the series with a
severely sprained right ankle. He missed the last 19 games of the
regular season with a stress fracture in his right fibula.
After Allen and Radmanovic left the game Sunday, San Antonio
went on a 17-2 run to open a 30-point lead late in the second
quarter and held Seattle to 13 points in the period.
Tony Parker tied a playoff career-high with 29 points, while Tim
Duncan scored 22 and Glenn Robinson added 16 for the Spurs, who
shot 51 percent (35-of-69) from the floor and won their fifth
straight playoff game.
Duncan and Parker each scored 11 first-quarter points and the
Spurs made 12-of-18 shots in the period to win for the 41st time
in 45 home games this season.
Lewis, who returned in the fourth quarter, led Seattle with 19
points and Antonio Daniels added 15 for the SuperSonics, who
were outrebounded, 46-31.
The series will shift to Seattle for Game Three on Thursday.