Sonics guard Ray Allen and forward Rashard Lewis were both selected for the Western Conference All-Star team
when reserves were announced on Feb. 8, Allen for his fifth All-Star appearance in the last six years and his second straight with the Sonics, while Lewis - the first high-schooler drafted in the second round to make the All-Star Game - made his All-Star debut in Denver. Allen led all scorers during the game with 17 points and hit five three-pointers, while Lewis had two points and four rebounds. The East took a 125-115 victory over the Western Conference despite Allen's and Lewis' efforts.
Allen, Lewis Take Different Paths to All-Star Game
Allen and Lewis on All-Star Weekend
Foot Locker Three-Point Shootout
Allen and forward Vladimir Radmanovic competed in the Foot Locker Three-Point Shootout on All-Star Saturday Night presented by America Online. Allen, the champion of the event in 2001, posted a score of 13 after starting slowly. It looked like that might be good enough to advance to the finals until Voshon Lenard, the last competitor of the night, knocked Allen out (he finished fourth). Radmanovic was not as successful. Bothered by a sprained wrist, he scored just six points, the fewest by a competitor since Michael Jordan (five in 1990), and finished sixth.
got milk? Rookie Challenge/Playstation Skills Challenge
Sonics point guard Luke Ridnour was busy at All-Star Weekend, playing in the got milk? Rookie Challenge on the Sophomore team and competing in the Playstation Skills Challenge. In Friday night's Rookie Challenge, Ridnour scored 12 points on 5-for-6 shooting and added three assists. His Sophomore squad rallied from a halftime deficit to win easily by a final score of 133-106. Ridnour hit five of his six shot attempts. In the Skills Challenge on Saturday night, Ridnour did well, posting a score of 35.4 seconds, but finished third and did not make the final round.
All-Star Game Gallery
Sonics All-Star History
The Sonics have a rich history of success in the All-Star Game and on All-Star Weekend. Find out more with the Sonics All-Star History Page.
And for more coverage of All-Star Weekend 2005, check out NBA.com's All-Star 2005 Page.
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