INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) _ Gary Payton scored 18 points and Aaron Williams had 15 of his 16 points in the third quarter as the Seattle SuperSonics routed the Washington Wizards 114-73 on Friday night.

Seattle, 3-4 in the preseason, will face the winner of a late game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Atlanta in Saturday night's championship game in the Great Western Forum Shootout.

Tracy Murray scored 22 points for the injury-depleted Wizards, who never led in the game and fell behind by by 40 points midway through the fourth quarter. Juwan Howard and Gheorghe Muresan did not make the trip with the team because of ankle injuries, and Rod Strickland missed his second consecutive game after injuring his left hamstring Monday night.

Chris Webber, who averaged 19.4 points and nine rebounds through Washington's first five exhibition games, played only five minutes in the first quarter. A club spokesperson said Webber was not injured.

Vin Baker and Jerome Kersey each scored 11 points in the first half for the Sonics, who used a 13-2 spurt at the end of the half to extend their five-point lead to 47-31. Seattle extended its margin to 83-54 by the end of the third quarter as Williams shot 6-for-8 from the field in the period.

The Sonics will be the Wizards' first opponent when they open the new MCI Center in downtown Washington on Dec. 2. The Wizards (2-4), coming off their first playoff berth since 1988, will play their first five games of the regular season at USAirways Arena.