Dragic and Tucker lead, but youth defines Suns’ character
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Apr 7, 2014
Dragic and Tucker are the faces and the outright leaders, but the character of the Suns as a team isn’t exactly that of either. It’s clear Goran Dragic and P.J. The Suns' staff couldn't sew him up quite that fast, so Dragic had to wait until the third quarter to return, whereupon he continued carving up New York with 32 points on 11-of-17 shooting, including 5-of-9 three-pointers, in a 112-88 victory. Dragic considers such wounds nothing more than minor occupational hazards, which is why Phoenix coach Jeff Hornacek wasn't particularly worried at the sight of his leading scorer racing off the court in the second quarter with the bloodied side of his face looking like something out of a slasher film. The resulting gash required five stitches above his left eye the same general area in which he had received 13 of them after a collision with Blazers guard Mo Williams in November, and four more from taking a charge against James Harden last April.