BOSTON (AP) – Ray Allen scored 32 points to lift the Seattle SuperSonics over the Boston Celtics 113-100 on Wednesday night.

Luke Ridnour added 15 points and 13 assists for Seattle, which snapped a six-game losing streak in Boston.

The Sonics (3-5), who were playing their sixth game in eight days, closed out a six-game road trip with their first regulation win of the season. Seattle’s previous two victories were against Minnesota and Toronto in overtime.

After a pair of free throws by Justin Reed cut the Sonics lead to 96-85 with 7:29 remaining, Allen hit a pair of jumpers to extend the lead back to 15. Allen finished 12-of-17 from the field.

Nick Collison scored 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and Rashard Lewis added 22 points for Seattle.

Paul Pierce had 22 points and Ricky Davis added 21 points for the Celtics.

Allen and Lewis combined for 35 first-half points to open up a 63-45 halftime lead.

The Sonics scored the first six points of the third quarter to extend their lead to 69-45.

Raef LaFrentz had 14 points and continued his torrid shooting for Boston. He was 6-for-9 and now has made 24-of-37 over the last four games.

Celtics’ Allen indicted on aggravated battery

CHICAGO – A Cook County grand jury has indicted Boston Celtics guard Tony Allen on three counts of aggravated battery stemming from a fight that escalated into a shooting outside a Chicago diner in August, officials said Wednesday.

Cook County state’s attorney spokesman Tom Stanton said the indictment was read to Allen during a hearing in a Chicago courtroom Wednesday. Allen did not enter a plea.

Allen, who was charged last month with aggravated battery and released from custody on a $150,000 bond, is scheduled to return to court Dec. 6 for arraignment, Stanton said.

Aggravated battery carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison, he said.

A telephone call to Allen’s attorney, Michael Zaslavsky, for comment was not immediately returned Wednesday.

Allen is accused of being involved in an early morning fight at the White Palace Grill, a diner south of the downtown business district. According to police, he punched another man in the face, breaking the man’s left eye socket.

Another man was shot in the left arm and left side but police spokesman Pat Camden said Allen is not suspected in the shooting.

Allen, who played college basketball at Oklahoma State, was drafted by the Celtics 25th overall in the 2004 draft. He started 34 games as a rookie, averaging 6.4 points and 2.9 rebounds a game.

AP-ES-11-16-05 1849EST


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