Rookie Shane Larkin scored a career-high 18 points, including two free throws with 11.1 seconds to play, and the Dallas Mavericks held on to beat the Phoenix Suns 110-107 on Friday night. The Suns had a last chance to tie it when Vince Carter turned it over trying to inbound the ball after a basket by Phoenix with 6.7 seconds left. But P.J. Tucker's try from the corner rimmed out. Click through for the top three performers of the game for the Suns.
No. 3, P.J. Tucker
Tucker’s try from the corner rimmed out late in the game, but his presence was felt on both ends throughout the entire game. Tucker finished with 11 points and nine rebounds on 5-of-8 shooting. Tucker has scored 10+ points in 12 of the past 23 games and had 7+ rebounds in 13 of the last 20 games.
No. 2, Markieff Morris
Markieff Morris had one of those games that reminded you why he was selected as Player of the Week earlier in the season. In 32 minutes of intense play, Morris finished with 23 points and 12 rebounds on 8-of-15 shooting. Morris has now reached or surpassed his career-high entering the season (23 points) eight times this season.
No. 1, Goran Dragic
Dragic scored a game-high 28 points on 12-of-20 shooting making a further case for an All-Star bid. Dragic added seven assists, five rebounds and three steals. Dragic’s 28 points was just two points shy of his fifth game with 30+ points this season, the most by a Suns player since the 2009-10 season when Amar’e Stoudemire had 15 and Steve Nash had five.