Houston Rockets guard Goran Dragic was named today by the NBA as Western Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, Apr. 2 through Sunday, Apr. 8. It marks the first time in Dragic’s career to earn Conference Player of the Week accolades.
Dragic (6-3, 190,Slovenia) averaged 20.7 points (22-46 FG, 14-17 FT), 8.3 assists and 2.67 steals in leading the Rockets to a 3-0 week. He began the week by topping the Rockets with 21 points (8-12 FG) and a career-high-tying four thefts in a 99-93 win at Chicago (4/2/12), which ended an 86-game run where the Bulls did not lose two games in a row in the regular season. The last time the Bulls lost consecutive regular season games was Feb. 5-7, 2011. Dragic then finished with his best point total as a member of the Rockets by netting a team-high 26 points (8-19 FG, 3-7 3FG, 7-8 FT) to go with 11 assists and three steals in a 112-107 victory at the L.A. Lakers (4/6/12). He also marked the first time in his career to record four 20-point games in a row (3/30/12-4/6/12). The win helped the Rockets become the only visiting team to win atChicago, at the L.A. Lakers and atOklahoma City this season. He completed the week with 15 points (6-15 FG) and a game-high nine dimes in a 104-87 win atSacramento (4/8/12).