Kyle Lowry and Goran Dragic named NBA players of the week

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

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.

Topics: Goran Dragic, Kyle Lowry, Phoenix Suns, Toronto Raptors

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