``What can I say other than it was just an absolutely horrible performance by us on defense,'' Phoenix coach Frank Johnson said.
The Sonics shot just 37 percent, but Lewis was 12-for-16, 10-for-13 in the second half. Many of his baskets were uncontested layups. Johnson singled out Shawn Marion's poor defense.
``Shawn couldn't stop him,'' Johnson said. ``I tried to get someone else on him, but Shawn said he wanted him, and still couldn't stop him.''
Marion accepted the blame.
``I guess I wasn't doing what I'm supposed to do,'' he said. ``I put it on my shoulders.''