PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Rashard Lewis scored 13 of his 17 points in the third quarter and the Seattle SuperSonics defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 99-89 on Wednesday night in the first preseason game for both teams.
Zach Randolph had 20 points and seven rebounds for Portland, which squandered an 11-point lead.
Dan Dickau, acquired in a draft-day trade, scored eight straight points and gave the Blazers a 35-24 lead in the first half. Jarrett Jack and draft pick Sergio Rodriguez made consecutive 3-pointers to give Portland a 53-45 halftime lead.
Lewis' third-quarter outburst helped close the gap to 70-67, and Nick Collison's layup gave Seattle a 73-72 lead.
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Thursday, October 12
Sonics knock NateBlazers, 99-89
Preseason already? I guess that means the Supersonicsoul Summer Vacation is over . . . (sigh).