Suns fall to 2 – 8
The Phoenix Suns were not expected to be world beaters this year, but with the addition of the number one overall draft pick Deandre Ayton, the signings of Trevor Ariza and Ryan Anderson and the maturation of Devin Booker, no one could of seen a 2 – 8 record after their first ten games.
After losing at home to a young Brooklyn Nets team by 22-points, 104 – 82, this may have been the worst the Suns have played all season.
The Suns 82 points was the third lowest scoring output by any team so far this NBA season.
“It Sucks, man. Said Booker, “We thought last game would be our step forward (a home win against the Memphis Grizzlies). We definitely took a step back tonight. We didn’t protect home court, came in here and got blown out in front of our fans. It’s embarrassing.”
The Suns have lost by at 15-points in all but one of their losses and were roundly booed by their home fans. To that Booker said, “I’d do the same thing”.
More than anything, the Suns seemed disinterested and again effort was no where to be found.
Suns head coach Igor Kokoskov agreed with the assessment on effort, “focus… body language was not there”.
This seems to be the case a lot recently. Who gets the team interested to ply with effort? A question that they better figure out with the Boston Celtics coming to town Thursday night.