-- Rashard Lewis scored 27 points and Ray Allen had 24 to lead the Seattle SuperSonics to their ninth straight victory, 101-94 over the Toronto Raptors on Friday night.
Antonio Daniels scored 12 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter for the surprising SuperSonics, who have the NBA's best record at 9-1. They've won nine straight for the first time since January 1997, and improved to 3-0 on a six-game, 10-day road trip.
The SuperSonics began the night leading the NBA in three-point accuracy. They went 10 for 19 from behind the arc against Toronto.
Vince Carter had 21 points for the Raptors, losers of five straight.
Fans loudly booed Carter during introductions and almost every time he touched the ball. Carter asked for a trade this summer. He is averaging a career-low 15.6 points.
Seattle's Danny Fortson capped a 12-2 run in the fourth quarter with an uncontested layup to make it 89-77 with 4 minutes 59 seconds left.
Toronto's Rafer Alston followed with a three-pointer and Chris Bosh dunked to cut the lead to seven points, but Lewis followed with a jumper and Allen converted a three-point play, giving Seattle a 12-point with 3:26 left.
Matt Bonner's layup cut it to five with 47 seconds remaining, but Daniels made four free throws in the final 29 seconds to seal the victory.
Notes: The Raptors host San Antonio on Sunday. ... Seattle out-rebounded Toronto 44-34.
Thursday's Late Games
Jamal Crawford banked in a three-pointer at the buzzer to send the New York Knicks to their first road win of the season, 93-92 over the reeling Houston Rockets on Thursday night.
Crawford finished with 19 points, going 5 of 11 from the three-point arc, and Kurt Thomas added 23 points and 14 rebounds to hand the Rockets their fourth loss in five games.
New York, which ends a four-game trip against Dallas tonight, came back from an 11-point deficit to start the fourth quarter, getting plenty of clutch baskets from Crawford and Thomas down the stretch.
Crawford came open to the right of the top of the key, took the inbounds pass and banked in the shot as time expired. He sprinted to the other end of the court, his teammates chasing him until they caught up with him and mobbed him.
* SPURS 88, 76ERS 80: Tim Duncan scored a season-high 34 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead visiting San Antonio to its fifth straight victory. Allen Iverson scored 24, Kyle Korver had 17 and Corliss Williamson added 15 for the 76ers, who set a dubious team record by scoring just six points in the first quarter. Rasho Nesterovic had 16 points and 11 rebounds and Manu Ginobili scored 17 for San Antonio, which improved to 7-1, its best start since the 1991-92 season.