SuperSonics 110, Grizzlies 108
Nov. 19, 1999
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) _ Gary Payton helped the Seattle SuperSonics overcome a 10-point deficit in the final 1:39 Thursday night for a 110-108 victory over the Vancouver Grizzlies.
Payton scored seven points as the Sonics closed the game with a 14-2 run. He finished with 24 points.
Seattle trailed 106-96 before rallying. Vernon Maxwell put the Sonics ahead for good by hitting a 3-point basket with 5.2 seconds left. The basket was set up when Horace Grant picked off Shareef Abdur-Rahim's inbounds pass.
The Grizzlies' last hope ended when Abdur-Rahim was called for an offensive foul with 2.3 seconds left. Payton sealed the victory by making a pair of free throws.
Maxwell, who sparked the run with a 3-point basket, finished with 27 points while coming off the bench as the Sonics improved to 8-2.
Abdur-Rahim recorded his eighth straight double-double, finishing with 31 points and 14 rebounds.
Othella Harrington had a career-high 25 points for the Grizzlies (3-5), who have never been at .500 or better after six games into a season.
The Sonics had a terrible second quarter, going 7-for-23 from the field, including a 6:07 stretch in which they failed to hit a field goal. Down 42-36, the Grizzlies took advantage, going on a 13-0 run to take the lead.
The Grizzlies led by as many 14 points in the fourth quarter when Seattle's Vin Baker was ejected for picking up two technical fouls four minutes into the period.
Notes: After hitting 44 or more field goals six times prior to this season, the Grizzlies have done it in three of their last five games. ... The Sonics opened last season 7-2 before losing seven of their next nine and finished the season 25-25 and out of the playoffs. ... Grant scored 12 points, moving to within 25 points of the 11,000-point plateau.