Goran Dragic Named West Player Of The Week
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).