Just prior to the tip off of Wednesday night’s Suns home finale against the Houston Rockets, the team asked for and received a moment of silence for the victims of the two explosions that took place the same day at the Boston Marathon.

That silence probably seemed a little heavier for Jared Dudley and Jermaine O’Neal, the two Suns who have the deepest ties to the city of Boston.

Dudley played in the city for four seasons while he competed collegiately at Boston College, and O’Neal played there the two previous seasons before coming to Phoenix.

Before the lights dimmed and the patrons exited US Airways center on Monday night, there were plenty of moments unfolding for the final time this season as the Suns’ home schedule concluded.

Just prior to the night’s rendition of the national anthem, radio broadcaster Al McCoy donned his headset for the last time at home this season in this, his 41st, season calling Suns games on the radio.

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