The 2017-18 NBA season is officially underway and although not all the teams have played yet, some of the ones that have debuted have already made history.
Take for instance the Phoenix Suns.
No one was picking them to contend with the Warriors for the Western Conference crown, but there were some pundits who felt with the growing maturity of Devin Booker both on the court and as a leader coupled with drafting highly-touted forward Josh Jackson fourth overall, that the Suns would at least improve on their 24-58 record from last season.
If their opening night debut is any indication, that won’t be happening.
Phoenix made history on Wednesday night when they lost at home to the Portland Trail Blazers 124-76 at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
The Suns now hold the distinction of owning the worst loss ever recorded in a team’s season opener. It was also the team’s worst loss since being founded in 1968.