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SuperSonics 116, Suns 92

May 3, 1997

SEATTLE (AP) _ Seattle survived a torrid third-quarter rally from Phoenix for a 116-92 victory on Saturday to win their first-round playoff series 3-2.

The Sonics, who trailed 2-1 in the series after losing in Phoenix on Tuesday night, won’t have long to celebrate. They’ll play Monday and Wednesday nights in Houston against a Rockets team that handed them a 40-point loss in their final regular-season meeting last month.

Detlef Schrempf led the Sonics with 24 points, while Shawn Kemp had 21 points and 11 rebounds. Gary Payton had 19 and reserve guard David Wingate added 19 off the bench.

Wesley Person led the Suns with 26 points, while Kevin Johnson had 20 and Jason Kidd 17.


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