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SuperSonics look for winning streak after lengthy skid

Dec 26, 2006 - 4:32 PM New Orleans (11-15) at Seattle (11-17) 10:00 pm EST

SEATTLE (Ticker) -- The Seattle SuperSonics attempt to post consecutive victories after a six-game losing streak when they host the New Orleans Hornets on Tuesday.

The SuperSonics posted their first win since December 10 with a 110-97 triumph over Toronto on Saturday.

After missing nine games with a bruised ankle bone, Ray Allen scored 28 points to pace Seattle, which was playing its first game since losing forward Rashard Lewis for up to eight weeks with a tendon injury in his right hand.

The Hornets also are struggling, having lost five of their last six contests.

On Saturday, New Orleans was blown out at home by San Antonio, 112-77. Chris Paul scored 20 points to lead the Hornets, who allowed the Spurs to shoot 63 percent (44-of-70) from the field.

In the teams' first of four encounters this season, Seattle crushed New Orleans here, 94-74, on December 8.

Chris Wilcox scored 19 points and Earl Watson had season highs of 17 points and seven assists for the Sonics, who were missing Allen.