Balanced Attack Leads Sonics Past Kings
Posted Oct 26 2006 1:56AM
SEATTLE, Oct. 25 (Ticker) -- The Seattle SuperSonics caught the Sacramento Kings at the right time - the second game of a back-to-back.
Rashard Lewis scored 16 points, leading seven players in double figures, as the Sonics posted a 103-88 victory over the Kings in a preseason matchup.
On Tuesday, the Kings suffered an 84-81 overtime setback to the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets, and a day later they were outscored, 31-15, in the second quarter and, 25-16, in the third, allowing the Sonics to take a comfortable 78-59 lead into the closing period.
Kevin Martin scored 22 points, notching his second straight outing of at least 20, and point guard Ronnie Price added 15 points but did not hand out an assist for Sacramento, which shot 43 percent (31-of-72).
Seattle center Robert Swift left the game in the first quarter after spraining his right knee. He is scheduled for an MRI on Thursday. Reserve guard Earl Watson, who had 12 points, departed in the fourth quarter after receiving an inadvertent elbow to the mouth from Martin.
Kings guard Mike Bibby missed his second straight exhibition game due to a right thumb injury. He will be out nearly three weeks.