Suns suffer worst opening night loss in NBA history, also set a franchise record
Well, Suns fans ... it can only go up from here
We knew it was going to be a rough season for the Phoenix Suns, but it got off to a much rougher start than anyone could have imagined in their season-opening game Wednesday.
Phoenix was blown out -- blown out is almost an understatement -- by the Portland Trail Blazers in front of their home fans. The final score? 124-76.
The 48-point loss was the worst opening night defeat in NBA history, and was the worst loss in the 50-year history of the Phoenix Suns franchise. The 76 points the Suns scored were fewer than they scored in any game all of last season -- Devin Booker had 70 points in a game last season by himself.
Portland led by 25 at halftime before things got seriously out of hand at the end of the third quarter, when the Blazers Twitter account had some fun at the Suns' expense.
Oh, and the worst part? The Blazers were without their second-leading scorer season, CJ McCollum, who was suspended for leaving the bench during a preseason altercation with these very same Suns. Revenge game, indeed.
There wasn't much to celebrate for the Suns, but rookie Josh Jackson scored 11 points in 32 minutes in his NBA debut.
The Suns have a potential young star in Booker (he finished with 12 points), but their roster is a mess. They're likely going to be among the worst teams in the league, and they're probably fine with taking their shot a the No. 1 pick in the 2018 draft.
Hopefully they can make things a little more respectable along the way.
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