Spurs Watch Former Draft Pick Goran Dragic Help Suns to 3-0 Series Lead

May 7th, 2010 by Matt Petersen Leave a reply »
I mentioned before how nobody expected the Suns to win Game 3, but that nobody had also expected the Suns to be up 2-0 in the first place.

It's a 100-percent what-the-expletive fact that no one expected Slovenian Goran Dragic to torch the Spurs for 23 fourth-quarter points to give the Suns a 110-96 win and a 3-0 series lead.

Spurs fans have to be groaning right now, knowing they gave Dragic away in a draft-day trade in 2008, only to be exorcised by the very same 45th overall pick. That's the kind of stuff that happens to...Phoenix.

In the summer of 2007, Phoenix traded away Kurt Thomas and two number-one picks to Seattle for a "conditional second-round pick" and cash considerations. Seattle released Thomas, who promptly signed with the Spurs.

The following spring, it was Thomas taking an overtime charge on Amare Stoudemire in Game 1 of the first round, a foul that would disqualify Stoudemire and help give the Suns another devastating defeat at the hands of San Antonio.

That was a year after Suns' draftee and stud Michael Finley had a decision to make following the 2005-06 campaign -- Phoenix or San Antonio. He chose the Sp ...

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