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Allen is super as Sonics win

Ray Allen scored 27 points and Vladimir Radmanovic added 23 points and 11 rebounds, leading the SuperSonics to a 105-97 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers last night in Seattle.

LeBron James, making his second trip to Seattle, had 35 points and 11 assists. James, who ranks sixth in scoring in the league, shot 14 for 30 from the field.

Allen, the league's No. 7 scorer, had 7 points in the fourth quarter to help hold off the Cavs and James.

Allen drove the baseline and hit a 5-footer with 1:38 left, giving Seattle a 94-88 lead. After James made a 3-pointer with 1:28 remaining, Allen hit a 3-pointer with 1:12 to go to put the Sonics in front, 97-91.

James had a dunk with 30.8 seconds to go, cutting Seattle's lead to 97-93, but the Sonics' Luke Ridnour made six free throws and Antonio Daniels added a pair from the line in the final 28.4 seconds. Drew Gooden had a pair of baskets in the final 21.6 seconds.

Gooden finished with 27 points for Cleveland.

For Seattle, Ridnour had 18 points and Antonio Daniels 15.

The Northwest Division-leading Sonics improved to 27-9, while the Cavs, in first place in the Central Division, fell to 22-14. Cleveland lost for just the second time in seven games, and Seattle won for the fourth time in five starts.

In the third quarter, the Cavs grabbed a 72-63 lead with 3:17 remaining, but Danny Fortson scored on a fastbreak layup to tie the score at 74 with 33.9 seconds left. Seattle outscored Cleveland, 13-3, in the final three minutes to take a 76-75 lead after three periods.

The Sonics played their second straight game without forward Rashard Lewis, who is out with tendinitis in his right knee.

Lewis, the team's second-leading scorer, was replaced in the starting lineup by Daniels.

The Sonics outrebounded the Cavs, 50-31.

Raptors 102, Hornets 99 -- Chris Bosh had 24 points and 10 rebounds, and made two key blocks down the stretch, leading host Toronto past New Orleans. Lee Nailon scored a career-high 32 points for the Hornets but had two shots blocked by Bosh in the final 1:44.

Morris Peterson had 25 points and 10 rebounds for Raptors, who are 7-7 since trading Vince Carter to New Jersey Dec 17. Jalen Rose added 19 points off the bench, and Bosh finished with his seventh straight double double.

New Orleans point guard Baron Davis left late in the third quarter with a bruised right ankle and did not return.

Davis had 15 points and 11 assists.

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