Rashard Lewis Looking to Break Out of Slump

by May 18, 2010

Lewis was atrocious in the series opener (2/10 shooting, 0/6 on threes), and he tells the Boston Globe that he can’t have a similar performance if the Magic hope to even things up with the Celtics: “Rashard Lewis knew what he had to do after going 0 for 6 from 3-point range in Sunday’s 92-88 loss to the Celtics in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. He took one look at the box score, winced at the goose egg beneath the column that read ‘3P,’ and resolved to report to practice yesterday to address the issue the only way he knew how. ‘I got up a million shots,’ Lewis said after practice at the RDV Sportsplex. ‘I’ve got to learn to do my part. I’ve got to knock down open 3-pointers in order to bring the defense out.’ Asked if he made the first of his ‘million’ attempts, Lewis emphatically replied, ‘Oh yeah. I made a lot more after that, too. I just wish Game 2 was [yesterday].’’’