Suns have no relief in sight

Updated: December 30, 2003, 12:19 PM ET
By By Terry Brown | NBA Insider
That smell coming out of the Pacific Division could very well be the Phoenix Suns going out of the frying pan and into the fire.

Last month, we told you that they had the toughest December schedule of any NBA team having to play 17 games in 31 days with 10 of them on the road and 10 of them in back-to-back scenarios with games stretched out between Boston, Miami, Seattle and L.A.. In all, 11 different airports would be required.

As a result, a struggling 7-8 team that nearly upset the Spurs in the first round in last year's playoffs finished a miserable 12-20.

Well, this month, we're telling you the same thing.