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Suns blown out by Celtics 117-103

The Suns sorta hung in there for most of the first half before a late second quarter run by the Celtics buried them by halftime.

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The youth watch continues, but there isn't much else to entice you to watch a Suns game these days. They were again hammered by an average team as the Celtics took them down 117-103 in Boston. Adding insult to injury, as every former Suns player seems to love doing, Isaiah Thomas scored 19 points on only 11 FGAs to 16 points on 15 FGAs for Brandon Knight.

Devin Booker got into early foul trouble, but logged plenty of minutes in the second half to tally 9 points, though he shot only 2-9. TJ Warren and Archie Goodwin showed more of what they're known for: Warren scored a lot, Goodwin missed a lot of shots. Seizing a rare opportunity, Sonny Weems had his season high with 10 points.

Unfortunately, the Suns poor defense reared its ugly head again, and a mediocre Celtics offense scorched them with 14 made 3 pointers at a 47% clip. The Celtics were a 32% 3 point shooting team going into tonight's game.

Meanwhile, the Suns did OK by making 10-27 from 3, helped by another sparkling performance from Mirza Teletovic, who led the Suns with 22 points including 4-7 behind the arc. Tough to keep up when the opponent is scoring at will, though.

The loss dropped the Suns to 13-28, which puts them on pace to win 26 games. They've won 2 of their last 16. It's becoming more and more likely this will be the worst Suns team since their expansion year.

If this season were a pee wee league game, the mercy rule would be invoked, they'd end the game and take all the kids out for pizza. That's what should happen here, except we fans should get the pizza. I feel we've earned it by watching this mess. And hey, the season's only halfway through!

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