Lakers vs. Suns Game Six: Dragic’s Benching Halts The Suns’ Comeback

May 29th, 2010 by Logan Dalton Leave a reply »
Before the NBA playoffs, only true international basketball geeks had heard of Goran Dragic. During the regular season, he was an unassuming backup to Steve Nash, averaging around eight points per game and three dimes.

This all changed during the playoffs. Dragic's incredible foot speed and shooting, allowed him to have great success. He dropped 26 on the Spurs in a huge Game Three comeback in San Antonio where the Suns trailed by eighteen in the second quarter. He burned Tony Parker for five three pointers, revealing a new kind of Euro guard, who can hit the three, play help defense, and blow by his man.

Because he's young, Goran Dragic can seem bipolar on the court. For example, in the series vs. the Lakers, he was invisible, picking up four fouls in a close Game Five and only breaking double digits once. But tonight was one of Dragic's good days.

In the first half, Dragic was tentatively playing behind Steve Nash. He showed great energy in driving by Ron Artest and finishing a tough play in the paint. Playing behind a two time MVP is tough, but Dragic always scores in bursts when he gets minutes.

By the time the 4th quarter rolled ...

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