Vin Baker scored 24 points and Detlef Schrempf had 20 points and 13 rebounds as the Seattle SuperSonics beat the New Jersey Nets 97-87 Sunday night.
Gary Payton had 14 points and 14 assists, and the Sonics, improving their NBA-best record to 36-10, won for the 19th time in 21 games at home.
Seattle outscored the Nets 17-9 in the final 4:41 after New Jersey cut the Sonics' lead to two points twice in the fourth quarter.
Rookie Keith Van Horn and Jason Williams each had 17 points for the Nets.
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