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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- SEATTLE 26 24 23 13 86 INDIANA 17 23 12 31 83 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: SEA - GARY PAYTON 26, RASHARD LEWIS 18, PATRICK EWING 10 IND - JALEN ROSE 24, REGGIE MILLER 20, JERMAINE ONEAL 14

HIGH REBOUND: SEA - JELANI MCCOY 9, PATRICK EWING 8 IND - JERMAINE ONEAL 9, DERRICK MCKEY 8

HIGH ASSISTS: SEA - GARY PAYTON 10, TWO PLAYERS WITH 2 IND - JALEN ROSE 11, REGGIE MILLER 4

ATT: 18,345


Extended Box

SEATTLE (86) AT INDIANA (83)

SEATTLE REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == ===

LEWIS F 43 8-15 1-2 1 6 7 0 2 0 0 18 MCCOY F 24 3-4 1-2 3 6 9 2 4 1 0 7 EWING C 37 4-12 2-4 2 6 8 2 4 0 2 10 MASON G 37 4-7 0-0 3 3 6 0 2 0 0 8 PAYTON G 47 11-27 3-4 0 4 4 10 3 1 2 26 PATTERSON 26 3-9 3-6 4 0 4 1 4 0 1 9 S WILLIAMS 17 2-5 3-4 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 8 WOLKOWYSKI 9 0-2 0-0 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 BAKER DNP - CONTUSION LEFT HAND B BARRY DNP - LEFT GROIN STRAIN DAVIS DNP - COACH'S DECISION OYEDEJI DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 35-81 13-22 14 27 41 16 23 2 6 86 (.432) (.591) TEAM REBS: 15 TOTAL TO: 7(12 PTS)

INDIANA REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == ===

HARRINGTON F 26 2-7 1-3 2 0 2 1 1 0 1 5 ONEAL F 39 6-12 2-3 3 6 9 2 1 0 1 14 TABAK C 20 2-5 1-2 3 3 6 1 4 0 1 5 R MILLER G 45 6-14 5-6 0 2 2 4 5 0 2 20 ROSE G 47 9-23 4-4 1 3 4 11 4 1 2 24 MCKEY 31 1-2 0-0 2 6 8 2 5 2 1 3 PERKINS 6 0-1 0-0 1 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 CROSHERE 20 4-8 2-4 1 2 3 2 1 0 1 10 FOSTER 6 1-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 3 0 1 2 J BENDER DNP - COACH'S DECISION BEST DNP - COACH'S DECISION SUNDOV DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 31-73 15-22 13 26 39 23 25 3 10 83 (.425) (.682) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 11(13 PTS)

SEATTLE 26 24 23 13 - 86 INDIANA 17 23 12 31 - 83

BLOCKED SHOTS: SEATTLE - MCCOY 2, PATTERSON, WOLKOWYSKI. INDIANA - ONEAL 5, MCKEY 3, ROSE, R MILLER, TABAK, FOSTER. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: SEATTLE 3-10 (.300), LEWIS 1-3, PAYTON 1-6, S WILLIAMS 1-1. INDIANA 6-22 (.273), HARRINGTON 0-1, ONEAL 0-1, R MILLER 3-9, ROSE 2-6, MCKEY 1-1, PERKINS 0-1, CROSHERE 0-3. TECHNICALS: SEATTLE - PAYTON, MCCOY, HEAD COACH MCMILLAN, INDIANA - ONEAL, R MILLER. OFFICIALS: JOE CRAWFORD, BILL SPOONER, MIKE SMITH. A - 18,345. T - 2:13.


Box Score

SEATTLE (86) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Lewis 43 8-15 1-2 1-7 0 2 18 Mccoy 24 3-4 1-2 3-9 2 4 7 Ewing 37 4-12 2-4 2-8 2 4 10 Mason 37 4-7 0-0 3-6 0 2 8 Payton 47 11-27 3-4 0-4 10 3 26 Patterson 26 3-9 3-6 4-4 1 4 9 S Williams 17 2-5 3-4 0-1 1 2 8 Wolkowyski 9 0-2 0-0 1-2 0 2 0 Baker DNP - contusion left hand B Barry DNP - left groin strain Davis DNP - coach's decision Oyedeji DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 35-81 13-22 14-41 16 23 86 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.432, FT-.591. 3-Point Goals: 3-10, .300 (Lewis 1-3, Payton 1-6, S Williams 1-1). Team rebounds: 15. Blocked shots: 4 (Mccoy 2, Patterson, Wolkowyski). Turnovers: 7 (Ewing 2, Payton 2, Patterson, S Williams). Steals: 2 (Mccoy, Payton).

INDIANA (83) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Harrington 26 2-7 1-3 2-2 1 1 5 Oneal 39 6-12 2-3 3-9 2 1 14 Tabak 20 2-5 1-2 3-6 1 4 5 R Miller 45 6-14 5-6 0-2 4 5 20 Rose 47 9-23 4-4 1-4 11 4 24 Mckey 31 1-2 0-0 2-8 2 5 3 Perkins 6 0-1 0-0 1-4 0 1 0 Croshere 20 4-8 2-4 1-3 2 1 10 Foster 6 1-1 0-0 0-1 0 3 2 J Bender DNP - coach's decision Best DNP - coach's decision Sundov DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 31-73 15-22 13-39 23 25 83 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.425, FT-.682. 3-Point Goals: 6-22, .273 (Harrington 0-1, Oneal 0-1, R Miller 3-9, Rose 2-6, Mckey 1-1, Perkins 0-1, Croshere 0-3). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 12 (Oneal 5, Mckey 3, Rose, R Miller, Tabak, Foster). Turnovers: 11 (R Miller 2, Rose 2, Croshere, Foster, Harrington, Mckey, Oneal, Tabak). Steals: 3 (Mckey 2, Rose). ____________________________________________ Seattle 26 24 23 13 - 86 Indiana 17 23 12 31 - 83 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Seattle 3 (Payton, 5:37 1st; Mccoy, 3:35 1st; Head Coach Mcmillan, 3:01 1st). Indiana 2 (Oneal, 3:35 1st; R Miller, 2:25 2nd). Flagrant fouls: Indiana 1 (Harrington, 3:15 2nd). A: 18,345. T: 2:13. Officials: Joe Crawford, Bill Spooner, Mike Smith.


Game Story

INDIANAPOLIS (Ticker) -- Rashard Lewis helped the Seattle SuperSonics avoid one of the worst collapses in team history.

Lewis hit back-to-back baskets down the stretch as the SuperSonics blew a 23-point lead before pulling out an 86-83 victory over the Indiana Pacers.

Seattle took a 73-52 lead into the fourth quarter, but the Pacers started the final period with a 15-0 run and used a 10-1 burst to forge a 79-79 tie on Austin Croshere's short jumper with 3:02 to play. It turned out to be Indiana's last basket.

The Pacers had all the momentum after Jermaine O'Neal swatted away a shot with 2:48 remaining, but Lewis drilled a 13-foot jumper seconds later and made a layup with 1:54 left to give the Sonics an 83-79 lead.

After scoring eight straight Indiana points during the comeback, Croshere was called for a crucial offensive foul with 20.2 seconds left and the Pacers trailing, 83-81.

"I'd have to look at it on tape," Croshere said. "Obviously, at the point in the game that we were in, it didn't feel like there was any call to be made. I thought it should have been a no-call, especially with 20 seconds left in the game. They usually let guys play a little more."

Shammond Williams made 3-of-4 free throws in the final 19.4 seconds to seal Seattle's first road win over the Pacers since November 7, 1997.

"They started playing well and we weren't making very many shots. And they got back in the ballgame," Lewis said. "It felt like everything was going the wrong way for us, but we kept our composure, we kept playing basketball. And we were able to come out with a win."

Gary Payton scored 26 points and Lewis added 18 for the Sonics, who have won two in a row to improve to 2-2 on a five-game road trip that concludes Sunday in Minnesota.

"A 20-point lead is hard to play with," Seattle coach Nate McMillan said. "They got hot, drew some fouls and hit their free throws. They got their stops and it's hard to play with that lead. But we responded and pulled it out."

Jalen Rose had 24 points and 11 assists and Reggie Miller scored 20 points to move into 22nd place on the all-time list, but the Pacers have dropped two of three following a four-game winning streak. They lead Boston by 1 1/2 games in the race for the final Eastern Conference playoff berth.

"If you lose a game, you're going to lose it going down fighting," Rose said. "The crowd really helped us down the stretch. We just at some point didn't have some guys that know what kind of effort you have to put out in this kind of situation."

Indiana scored only 12 points in the third quarter as Seattle extended a 50-40 halftime lead. The Pacers went without a basket for a nine-minute stretch as the Sonics took control with a 19-3 spurt. A layup by Jelani McCoy gave Seattle its largest lead at 71-48.

"I thought the first two or three quarters, the effort was good. We just couldn't shoot," Indiana coach Isiah Thomas said. "We missed wide-open shots that we had made the last couple of games. I thought we didn't play with the same kind of energy that we had the last couple of games."

The Sonics were coming off Thursday's overtime win in Cleveland but came out flying. They shot 54.5 percent (12-of-22) from the field in the first quarter while holding the Pacers to 28 percent (7-of-25) and building a 26-17 lead.

"Coach told us in the locker room before the game he wanted to see where our heart was at and we brung it out and left it on the floor," Lewis said. "We tried to jump on them as quick as possible just to build some type of lead because we know the Pacers are a good team and they are going to fight throughout the whole game."

Payton also had 10 assists and Patrick Ewing chipped in 10 points and eight rebounds for Seattle, which played without injured forward Vin Baker and shot 43 percent (35-of-81). The Sonics committed just six turnovers and managed a 41-39 rebounding edge.

O'Neal collected 14 points and nine boards and Croshere scored 10 points off the bench for the Pacers, who shot 42.5 percent (31-of-73).

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