In general, however, this was a one-man show by Dragic. The southpaw PG had some trouble corralling George Hill, and he was quieter in the second half once Indiana switched Paul George onto him defensively, but the Suns' fourth consecutive victory crystallized all the reasons Dragic deserved to make the list of All-Star reserves.
His willingness to play hurt is second to none. His speed in the open court allowed Phoenix to open up a 19-point lead in the first half, and it helped to jumpstart the Suns in the second half when Indiana's defense began to clamp down. Even in the halfcourt his quickness and willingness to absorb contact were invaluable, as he routinely skirted defenders on the perimeter and threw himself into Roy Hibbert's body to either score on a layup, draw a shooting foul, or pull in the defense before passing to one of the Suns' copious perimeter shooters.
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