Originally created 11/12/06

Allen denies Atlanta



ATLANTA - Ray Allen made a layup over the outstretched arms of Josh Smith with 1.2 seconds left in overtime to give the Seattle SuperSonics a 113-112 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night.

Allen finished with a season-high 33 points, 14 coming in the fourth quarter and overtime.

Joe Johnson, who led Atlanta with 28 points, gave the Hawks a 112-111 lead with a runner he banked in from right side with 22 seconds remaining.

Atlanta had won four straight. Josh Childress forced overtime by tipping in Johnson's missed 3-point attempt with 26 seconds left in regulation.

In the final 1.2 seconds of regulation, Luke Ridnour missed from 29 feet for Seattle before Nick Collison blocked Johnson's 3-point attempt from the left side.

Rashard Lewis scored 23 and Ridnour 19 for Seattle, which has won two straight on the road for the first time since last Jan. 22-25 at Phoenix and Utah.

Chris Wilcox pulled down 15 of the Sonics' 40 rebounds. The Hawks had 47, led by 10 from Johnson.

Smith had 24 points for Atlanta, going 9-for-20 from the field and hitting consecutive 3s in overtime. Zaza Pachulia finished with 21.