Feb 9, 2014, 11:00 AM EST
When an All-Star replacement needed to be named for the injured Kobe Bryant, there was no way the league was going to pass up the opportunity to have the host city’s team represented, and Anthony Davis was certainly deserving of the honor.
But so was Goran Dragic.
The Suns’ point guard has played at an elevated level all season long, and has raised his game even more since Eric Bledsoe was lost with a knee injury. And let’s not forget, the Suns are 10 games over .500, firmly entrenched in the Western Conference playoff picture after a thorough 122-109 drubbing of the Warriors on Saturday.
Golden State was without David Lee and Andrew Bogut, but their presence would have mattered little in terms of Dragic’s output in this one. He scored a career-high 34 points on 10-of-13 shooting, including 6-of-7 from three-point distance, to go along with 10 assists.
It was a masterful performance, and one that showed yet again that Dragic is in fact an All-Star this season, even though he won’t be on the court with the rest of them on Feb. 16 in New Orleans.
- LeBron James: “We’re a very fragile team right now” 42
- Dwight Howard out vs. Mavericks Saturday, no timetable for his return 3
- If Derrick Rose not ready to return by Monday Bulls may add point guard to roster 12
- Another day, another Bulls injury: Taj Gibson out with sprained ankle 11
- Report: Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook could return to Thunder lineup next week 11
- Kobe Bryant says he took large enough discount for Lakers to contend 55
- Report: Jeff Taylor won’t appeal 24-game suspension 2
- Timberwolves’ Kevin Martin out indefinitely after scoring 31 points with fractured wrist 8