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Inspired by the return of the steady back-up guard, Nate McMillan, the Seattle SuperSonics defeated the visiting Chicago Bulls 107-86 on Wednesday to avoid being swept out of the NBA finals. Shawn Kemp scored a game-high 25 points, Gary Payton 21 and Hersey Hawkins 18 as the Sonics reduced Chicago's lead in the best-of-seven series to 3-1 before today's Game 5, also in Seattle.

NBA finals: Seattle 107 Chicago 86 (Chicago leads best-of-seven-games series 3-1).