That's probably the worst thing that can be said about a team, and somehow it seems completely kind to describe the effort. The Phoenix Suns suffered a 125–100 Game 6 loss to the Denver Nuggets.
The Suns suffered a crushing defeat at home in the second round elimination game for the second straight season under coach Montee Williams.
Fall throws everything into question. Will Williams stay on as coach? Will James Jones stay on as General Manager? Will injured center Deandre Ayton be traded?
Everyone shares some degree of blame for this outcome.
Williams couldn't inspire his players in what turned out to be the biggest game of the season.
Jones traded away much of the present and future to acquire Kevin Durant, a move that looks like a colossal failure at this point. Jones put together a Big 4, but injuries to Chris Paul and Deandre Ayton left the Suns without enough depth to bite the Nuggets.
And Ayton sat out with bruised ribs, the kind of injury that raises questions about his heart and will.
The game was over by halftime.
The Suns were down 81–51. The Suns scored 81 points in the half.
The Big 2, Devin Booker and Kevin Durant combined for 19 points on 6-for-23 shooting.
Denver wing Kentavius Caldwell-Pope had 21 himself.
It was reminiscent of last year when the Suns trailed the Mavericks 57-27 at halftime of Game 7 and Dallas guard Luka Doncic had 27.
The Suns didn't play defense on Thursday, allowing Denver to shoot about 62 percent in the first half.
He didn't care for the ball, committing so many turnovers that bakers across town worried about going out of business.
And for anyone who thought the Suns would be better off without Deandre Ayton, nikola jokic scored a 30-point triple-double, and I'm not sure he sweated enough to shower after the game.
The starting hero of the playoffs, Devin Booker, was not immune. In his first game after being named to the All-nba team, Booker scored 12 points.
You have to imagine that a massive shake up is coming.
Matt Ishbia didn't spend billions of dollars to go out like this, did he?
His team quit. This is the absolute worst thing about a group of pro athletes, and somehow it seems totally kind.
This article originally appeared on The Arizona Republic: The Sons quit in the elimination game. Expect big changes in the off-season.