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Lowry, Dragic named Players of the Week

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Posted Feb 3, 2014 2:53 PM - Updated Feb 3, 2014 3:00 PM

NEW YORK -- The Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry and the Phoenix Suns' Goran Dragic on Monday were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Jan. 27, through Sunday, Feb. 2.

In leading the Raptors to a 3-1 week, Lowry ranked fourth in the conference in scoring (25.0 ppg), second in assists (8.0 apg) and ninth in steals (2.3 spg). Lowry topped 30 points points in consecutive games for the first time in his career (Jan. 27-29), including a season-high 33 in a 98-83 win over the Orlando Magic last Wednesday. He made 16 three-point field goals on the week.

Ranking seventh in the conference in scoring (26.8 ppg) and tied for eighth in assists (6.0 apg), Dragic led the Suns to a 4-0 record, with three victories coming on the road. For the week, Dragic had the sixth-highest field goal percentage in the West (.639), including the second-highest percentage from distance (.692). He scored at least 20 points in all four contests, including a game-high 28 points in a 112-94 win at Indiana on Jan. 30, to give Suns season-sweep of the Pacers.

Here is a recap of the week for Lowry and Dragic:

Kyle Lowry, Toronto Raptors

Jan. 27 @ Brooklyn: Collected 31 points, seven assists, and five rebounds in a 104-103 win over the Nets.

Jan. 29 vs. Orlando: Netted a season-high 33 points to go along with 11 assists in a 98-83 victory over the Magic.

Feb. 1 @ Portland: Scored 23 points and added eight assists and two steals in a 106-103 loss against the Trail Blazers.

Goran Dragic, Phoenix Suns

Jan. 29 @ Milwaukee: Scored 30 points and added six assists and four rebounds in a 126-117 win over the Bucks.

Jan. 30 @ Indiana: Recorded 28 points, seven assists, three rebounds and a steal in a 102-94 victory over the Pacers.

Feb. 1 vs. Charlotte: Tallied 25 points, five rebounds and four assists in a 105-95 win over the Bobcats.

Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Charlotte's Al Jefferson, Houston's Jeremy Lin, Indiana's Roy Hibbert, Golden State's Stephen Curry, Memphis' Zach Randolph, Miami's LeBron James, Minnesota's Kevin Love, Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant and Washington's John Wall.

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