As he has done in previous seasons, Sonics forward Rashard Lewis erupted as Seattle lost 118-103 in Boston.
While everyone else spoke in hushed tones and doled out inane responses that made little sense, an emotional Lewis questioned the heart and desire of his teammates. He wondered if the Sonics are really serious when they talk about the playoffs or if it’s just lip service. And he questioned why he wasn’t a bigger part of the offense.
“I only had 11 shots tonight, and when you look at the stat sheet, everybody took more shots than me except for Damien [Wilkins],” said Lewis, who finished with 16 points on 6-for-11 shooting. “I thought we pretty much [played poorly] the whole first half even though we had the lead by 12. I knew we were going to go into the second half not playing hard, and all it took was for them to get their little run. And they did and they got the momentum.”