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Jan 31, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) shoots the ball during the second half against the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center. The Raptors won 100-90. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Kyle Lowry and Goran Dragic named NBA players of the week

It is Monday afternoon, and that means the always intriguing announcement of the NBA’s players of the week!

Kyle Lowry and Goran Dragic make this week a point guard-fest with regard to the award, but both guys put up incredible performances over the past seven days. In the East, Lowry picks up the honor just a few days after being egregiously snubbed as a member of the All-Star team. That snub seemed to motivate the Toronto Raptors point guard, though, as he put up 25 points, 8 assists, and 5 rebounds per game in leading his team to a 3-1 record. That showing was even more impressive given that the only loss suffered by the Raps came in Portland, and Lowry was electric, scoring 23 points and dishing out 8 dimes.

On the West side, Goran Dragic (who was also an All-Star snub, mind you) takes the award, simply because people are apparently tired of voting for Kevin Durant. It was a big week for the left-handed point guard from Phoenix, however, as he excelled to the tune of 26.8 points, 6.0 assists, and 4.0 rebounds per game to go along with 64% shooting from the field and a blistering 69.2% (!!) from 3-point range. Dragic was the chief reason that Phoenix went 4-0 during the past week, as well, and he’s an exceedingly deserving choice.

Tags: Goran Dragic Kyle Lowry Phoenix Suns Toronto Raptors

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