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SEATTLE (AP) _ The Seattle SuperSonics controlled most of the game Wednesday, but wound up losing their season opener to Portland, 110-to-106.
Zach Randolph scored 30 points to lead the Trail Blazers, and rookie Brandon Roy -- an All-American last season at the University of Washington -- had 20 points on 10-for-16 shooting in his hometown N-B-A debut.
Rashard Lewis scored 25 points and Luke Ridnour added 22 points and 13 assists for Seattle. New Sonics owner Clay Bennett was in the audience in what could be the team's final season in Seattle. Bennett has said he could move the team if he doesn't have a commitment by next summer for a new arena in the Seattle area. Sonics All-Star Ray Allen also had 22 points. But he missed an open 3-pointer with 5 seconds left and Seattle trailing 108-to-106. Damien Wilkins then missed a follow from the baseline to essentially end the game. (---)
Mouhamed Sene, Seattle's 20-year-old, first-round draft choice from Senegal, sprained his right ankle diving for a loose ball in the third quarter. He left the game and didn't return after scoring no points and getting two rebounds in 12 minutes.
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