Suns.com Road Diary - March 2014

Suns players again find themselves in colder climates during this three-game road trip in Boston, Toronto and Brooklyn.
(Brad Faye, Suns.com)
In March, the Suns partake in a big three-game road trip which includes visits to Boston, Toronto and Brooklyn. Check back in with Suns.com for updates.



Brooklyn: March 15 - 10:00p (EST)

Following a win in Toronto on Sunday afternoon, the Suns will look to end their road trip 3-0 when they take on the Nets in Brooklyn on Monday night. The Nets are 6-2 in the month of March, and haven't lost at home since a January defeat to the Thunder.

But having just snapped the four-game home win streak being enjoyed by the Raptors, the team is confident the can continue the good momentum.

"I think we started getting our confidence back after the win at Boston," guard Goran Dragic said. "But everybody is playing well and we're staying tough even when teams make runs against us."

Toronto: March 15 – 6:30p (EST)

As an NBA rookie, there is never a shortage of learning experiences to undergo during an inaugural season. There is also never a shortage of experiences in general. Friday night's trip to Toronto not only marked Archie Goodwin's first time in Canada, but his first time leaving the United States altogether.

"It's a quick trip being here just a day really," the rookie told Suns.com. "But from what I've seen of the city so far it looks really cool. There haven't been a lot of new cities I've got to see this season after playing in college, but it's definitely been great getting to experience these cities with this great group of guys."

Boston: March 14 – 7:40p (EST)

Boston: March, 14 – 10:00a (EST)

Joining the team on the flight out to Boston was Suns Ring of Honor member Alvan Adams. As the Vice President of Facility Management at US Airways Center, Adams is interested in getting a look at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Suns.com, however, couldn't help but ask Adams for his memories of playing in Boston for the 1976 NBA Finals.

"Well, I remember a lot of people didn't really give us much of a chance heading into that series," Adams said. "For the first couple of games, it looked like the experts were right but we managed to make things interesting by winning the next two games in Phoenix."

The Suns ultimately fell in the epic series in six games, and while the Celtics will always be known for their passionate fans, Adams remembers there maybe being additional reasons for the team's home court advantage during their time at the Boston Garden.

"Now I'm not going to say whether or not I believe these things, but there used to be a lot of talk about them doing certain things on game nights," Adams said. "Maybe turning up the heat in the locker room or having certain chords running through the locker room and even the shower. At least that's what they say."

The smirk by Adams was enough to tell Suns.com his true feelings on whether those legends are true.