Houston Rockets Lose to Seattle Supersonics
4/5/2006 Houston-- Ray Allen scored 32 points and moved into a tie for second place on the NBA's career 3-pointers list as the Seattle SuperSonics beat the Houston Rockets 104-87 on Tuesday night.
Allen moved even with Dale Ellis, who played six-plus seasons for Seattle, for second all-time each with 1,719 3-pointers. Allen shot 11-for-22 and made three 3-pointers, all in the second half. Chris Wilcox outplayed Yao Ming on the interior, finishing with 26 points and a career-high 24 rebounds. Wilcox is the ninth Sonics player to have 20 points and 20 rebounds in a game and the first since Shawn Kemp on Nov. 15, 1995.
Yao Ming led the Rockets with 22 points and 10 rebounds, but fouled out with 11:31 left on Rashard Lewis' baseline drive and the Rockets trailing 79-68. Stromile Swift scored on Houston's next possession, but Seattle went on an 11-2 run and the Rockets never threatened. Rafer Alston scored 16 and Juwan Howard added 13 and 10 rebounds.
Houston had won six straight against Seattle and was trying to sweep the season-series for the first time since the teams started playing in the 1967-68 season. The Rockets have lost the first two games of a six-game road trip.