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Goran Dragic scores career-high 34 points to lead Suns past Warriors (VIDEO)

Feb 9, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

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.

  1. cmart0907 - Feb 9, 2014 at 11:22 AM

    He should of been a all star. Phoenix is a great team in the west.

    • pbtunpaidwriter - Feb 9, 2014 at 11:49 AM

      There’s a strong argument for both Davis and Dragic. Dragic has recently turned it on since Bledsoe was injured and wasn’t quite playing at an all star level before that. Lately he has undoubtedly played like an all star.

      On the other hand Davis has been a beast all season and plays New Orleans. I think him being from NO factored in to Silver choosing Davis over Dragic but someone simply has to be left off. If Dragic made i then ppl would be talking about Davis being snubbed. I think Silver made the right call.

      • mickdamill - Feb 10, 2014 at 12:10 PM

        There is one big difference, Dragic is helping his team make the playoffs. We can’t say the same about Davis now can we?

    • pbtunpaidwriter - Feb 9, 2014 at 11:54 AM

      **have**

    • asimonetti88 - Feb 9, 2014 at 2:04 PM

      They were both deserving. If Dragic made it instead of Davis people would be talking about how Davis got screwed instead of Dragic. If Dragic really wants to stick it to Silver, he should keep up his level of play and he’ll get named to an All-NBA Team which IMO is better than being an All-Star anyway.

      • pbtunpaidwriter - Feb 9, 2014 at 5:19 PM

        There is NO WAY IN HELL he makes an all nba team. That would mean he’s a top 3 PG. The argument could barely be made that he’s a top 5 PG let alone top 3.

        Dragic is on a heck of a run, no doubt. But now you’re going a little overboard. Lay off the Henny man, you sound ridiculous.

  2. redbearwoodall - Feb 9, 2014 at 11:47 AM

    I still you’re still smarting too much from your golden boy and the greatest team ever getting beat by a league bottom-feeder to write an article on it.

    • mickdamill - Feb 10, 2014 at 12:03 PM

      Did you read your sentence before you posted it?

  3. hildezero - Feb 9, 2014 at 12:14 PM

    I’m a Suns fan and felt bad for Dragič that he was’t selected for the ASG. Although it sucks, but Silver made the right decision.

  4. davidly - Feb 9, 2014 at 12:20 PM

    Nice to see PBT sticking with this conspiracy theory.

  5. thekingdave - Feb 9, 2014 at 12:58 PM

    Probably one of Morey’s worst moves by holding firm on the no player options policy, letting Dragic walk and replacing him with Jeremy Lin.

    • dinofrank60 - Feb 9, 2014 at 4:10 PM

      Thank you!!! Houston would rather pay more money to Lin than Phoenix is paying Dragic. ???

  6. bruiserbrigade - Feb 9, 2014 at 2:47 PM

    The Dragon claims yet another victim.

  7. spyder9669 - Feb 9, 2014 at 5:55 PM

    Please enlighten me on how he could not possibly be a top 3 PG?? Please come with facts/numbers and not some popularity contest.

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