SAITAMA — Rashard Lewis scored 25 points and Ronald Murray added 24 as the Seattle SuperSonics beat the Los Angeles Clippers 109-100 in their season-opening game at Saitama Super Arena on Thursday night.

A contest that began looking like the first day of training camp, instead of the first day of the regular season, turned into an entertaining and fast-paced game that thrilled the crowd of 19,323 in attendance.

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