These same two teams played last week with the Suns winning 110-104 in Portland's old Memorial Arena in a special throwback game. Last night the Blazers got their revenge beating the Suns in their second home of Vancouver, BC by the score of 113-93.
The difference between those two games was obvious. Goran Dragic. Dragic played 15 minutes and had 9 points and 5 assists in the Suns win. He was sidelined in the loss with an infected pinky toe.
Obviously, we can now put to rest any question about Goran's ability to impact the Suns chances. We now have proof positive. Same two teams play one week apart and without Dragic the Suns can't win. Case closed.
Forget about the -22 rebounding differential in the loss vs -14 in the win and ignore the fact that the Suns made 5 more three point shots last week than last night.
Those stats are the result of Dragic not playing. Obviously.
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