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NBA Players of the Week: Raptors Lowry and Suns Dragic

NBA Press Release:

The Toronto Raptors’ Kyle Lowry and the Phoenix Suns’ Goran Dragic today were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Jan. 27, through Sunday, Feb. 2.

TOR_Lowry_KyleKyle Lowry, Toronto Raptors

Jan. 27 @ Brooklyn: 31 points, 7 assists and 5 steals in a 104-103 win.
Jan. 29 vs. Orlando: 33 points, 11 assists in a 98-83 victory.
Jan 31 @ Denver: 13 points, 6 assists and 2 steals in a 100-90 win.
Feb. 1 @ Portland: 23 points, 8 assists and 2 steals in a 106-103 loss.

In leading the Raptors to a 3-1 week, Lowry ranked fourth in the conference in scoring (25.0 ppg), second in assists (8.0 apg) and ninth in steals (2.3 spg).  Lowry topped 30 points points in consecutive games for the first time in his career (Jan. 27-29), including a season-high 33 in a 98-83 win over the Orlando Magic last Wednesday.  He made 16 three-point field goals on the week.

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Goran Dragic, Phoenix Suns

Jan. 27 @Philadelphia: 24 points, 7 assists and 3 steals in a 124-113 win.
Jan. 29 @ Milwaukee: 30 points, 6 assists and 4 rebounds in a 126-117 win.
Jan. 30 @ Indiana: 28 points, 7 assists, and 3 rebounds in a 102-94 victory.
Feb. 1 vs. Charlotte: 25 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists in a 105-95 win.

Ranking seventh in the conference in scoring (26.8 ppg) and tied for eighth in assists (6.0 apg), Dragic led the Suns to a 4-0 record, with three victories coming on the road.  For the week, Dragic had the sixth-highest field goal percentage in the West (.639), including the second-highest percentage from distance (.692).  He scored at least 20 points in all four contests, including a game-high 28 points in a 112-94 win at Indiana on Jan. 30, to give Suns season-sweep of the Pacers.

Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Charlotte’s Al Jefferson, Houston’s Jeremy Lin, Indiana’s Roy Hibbert, Golden State’s Stephen Curry, Memphis’ Zach Randolph, Miami’s LeBron James, Minnesota’s Kevin Love, Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant and Washington’s John Wall.