*Lewis, Allen score 27 each as Sonics rally to beat Bulls*
SEATTLE (Ticker) -- Rashard Lewis and Ray Allen came to the rescue after a sluggish first half for the Seattle SuperSonics.
Lewis and Allen scored 27 points apiece to lead the SuperSonics to their third win in four outings, a 98-84 triumph over the slumping Chicago Bulls.
Named to his first All-Star team last season, Lewis scored 23 points in the first three quarters and Allen rebounded after shooting just 2-of-10 in the first half to score 20 in the second half, including 12 in the fourth quarter.
The SuperSonics were booed in the second quarter after scoring just 12 points. In the first half, they shot just 23 percent (12-of-37) and trailed, 44-33, at intermission.
Luke Ridnour and Lewis ended the first half with 3-pointers, triggering a 24-5 run that carried into the third quarter. Allen hit two shots from the arc and a 19-footer off a pass by Lewis for a 51-47 edge.
Andres Nocioni and Luol Deng each hit 3-pointers to put Chicago back in front, 69-68, with 10:12 remaining before the SuperSonics took the lead for good with a 28-6 burst. Allen and Mateen Cleaves scored eight points apiece down the stretch for a 96-75 lead.
Ridnour scored 10 points for Seattle, which made 10 3-pointers and forced 14 turnovers in their first home game after losing four times in a six-game road trip.
Deng came off the bench to score 16 points and Mike Sweetney added 13 with 11 rebounds for the Bulls, who have lost three in a row overall and fell to 0-4 on the road.