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Seattle continues winning ways

AP , PHILADELPHIA

Chris Bosh, left, of the Raptors dunks over Chris Wilcox of the Clippers at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

PHOTO: AFP

Ray Allen scored a season-high 37 points, Rashard Lewis added 21 and Vladimir Radmanovic 20 to lead the Seattle SuperSonics to their seventh straight victory, 103-95 over the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night.

The Sonics are off to their best start since opening 10-0 in 1993. They haven't lost since dropping their opener to the Los Angeles Clippers by 30 points after going 2-6 in exhibition games.

"Everybody stepped up and played their part," Allen said. "We had it working on all cylinders."

Iverson scored 26 points and Kyle Korver 14 for the Sixers, who had won three in a row.

Reserve Antonio Daniels had 19 points for Seattle, which got 41 points from its nonstarters.

"This team is playing the game the right way," Sonics coach Nate McMillan said.

"We are getting play from our first and second units. We're getting solid play from 10 guys."

Jazz 107, Bobcats 105

In Charlotte, North Carolina, Raja Bell made a 3-pointer with 18 seconds left and hit two clutch free throws to lead Utah. The Jazz, off to a 6-1 start, trailed by 22 points and needed a furious comeback to get back into the game.

Bell's 3-pointer cut Charlotte's lead to 105-104, then he gave Utah its first lead on two free throws with 15.5 seconds to go. After the clock failed to start twice, Gerald Wallace missed a jumper for Charlotte. Utah got the rebound, Carlos Boozer was fouled, and made a free throw to wrap it up.

Boozer led Utah with 34 points and 13 rebounds, and Bell scored 21. Keith Bogans led Charlotte with a career-high 28 points.

Hawks 88, Rockets 84

In Atlanta, Antoine Walker had 20 points and 10 rebounds, and Atlanta rallied from an 11-point deficit in the final 6:11.

Yao Ming, who had 27 points and 11 rebounds, ended Houston's 0-for-10 skid from the field with a 5-footer with 18 seconds remaining, cutting Atlanta's lead to 86-84. But Jon Barry made two free throws to seal it for the Hawks.

Yao hit 13 of 15 shots, and Tracy McGrady scored 21 points, but the Rockets lost for the third time in four games.

Timberwolves 108, Heat 97

In Minneapolis, Minnesota's Kevin Garnett had 25 points, 21 rebounds and eight assists. He also surpassed 14,000 career points. Wally Szczerbiak added 21 points and Sam Cassell 19 for the Timberwolves.

Dwyane Wade, after missing the last two games with a sprained left ankle, scored 20 of his 25 points in the first half for Miami, which got 20 points and 15 rebounds from Shaquille O'Neal.

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