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Goran Dragic is the Phoenix Suns' table-setter, a guard who can score but who had also averaged 10.8 assists in nine games since the All-Star break.
Dragic recorded just one assist in a 107-105 victory over the Houston Rockets on Saturday, but that pass was an energizer midway through the fourth quarter that put Phoenix in position to win.
With 5:57 left in the fourth quarter, Dragic dived for a loose ball and got it to teammate Kendall Marshall, who banked in a long jumper as the shot clock buzzer sounded for a 93-86 lead.
Dragic also scored 13 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter against his former team, and the Suns overcame 38 points from Rockets star James Harden and Houston's 19 3-pointers.
''They defended me well. I couldn't find the open guy. Even if I found the open guy, they were closing and contesting the shots,'' Dragic said. ''I know that I had only one assist, but that was one of the best assists ever. Kendall made a crazy shot...
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Goran Dragic scored 13 of his 18 points and delivered a key hustle play in the fourth quarter to help the Phoenix Suns beat the Houston Rockets 107-105 on Saturday night.
The Suns overcame 38 points from Rockets star James Harden. Phoenix, far out of playoff contention, has three straight wins over the postseason-hopeful Rockets and is 10-3 in the last 13 meetings.
PHOENIX (AP) -- Goran Dragic scored 13 of his 18 points and delivered a key hustle play in the fourth quarter to help the Phoenix Suns beat the Houston Rockets 107-105 on Saturday night.
The Suns overcame 38 points from Rockets star James Harden. Phoenix, far out of playoff contention, has three straight wins over the postseason-hopeful Rockets and is 10-3 in the last 13 meetings...
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Kendall Marshall of the Phoenix Suns ripped a bounce pass through the legs of Houston Rockets center Omer Asik and into the hands of a cutting Jared Dudley for two -- insane.
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