Phoenix Suns embarrassing loss to Boston Celtics Dec 7, 2022; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Phoenix Suns forward Mikal Bridges reacts against the Boston Celtics in the first half at Footprint Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Wednesday featured what seemed to be an excellent cross-conference matchup between the Boston Celtics and the Phoenix Suns. Both teams came into the game as the top seed in their respective conference, but the game did not play out as close as it appeared on paper.

Phoenix suffered an embarrassing loss, ultimately falling in the game 125-98. The game was practically over by halftime, with the Celtics finishing out the first half with a 69-42 lead.

The Suns were able to keep the game somewhat respectable, but the lead grew as high as 45 points for the Celtics mid-way through the third quarter.

Suns star Devin Booker was never able to get anything going in the game, finishing the game with just 15 points shooting just 35% from the field.

Considering how well both teams had been playing this year coming into the matchup, it was certainly a shocking result. Many took to social media to blast the Suns for the horrible performance on social media.

While this is only one of 82 games in the NBA season, it certainly could speak to how the Suns stack up against the elite teams in the NBA such as the  Celtics.

This will be a game that Suns players unquestionably want to wipe from their memory as they try and get back to the drawing board on Friday against the New Orleans Pelicans.

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.