Rollin' In The Rye

Goran Dragic drops Eric Bledsoe with a wicked behind-the-back crossover

Goran Dragic made his former teammate in Eric Bledsoe look foolish on Tuesday night, making the Phoenix Suns guard taste the hardwood with a filthy crossover.

After receiving an outlet pass from Willie Reed, Dragic immediately pushed the ball down the court – with Bledsoe trailing him at half court. It wouldn’t take long for Dragic to make his move, dropping the Suns defender with a slick behind-the-back dribble before finishing at the rim with a reverse layup to give his Miami Heat a 24-15 lead with 4:21 remaining in the 1st quarter.

The Heat would finish the quarter with a 29-28 lead, but would fail to outscore the Suns in 2 of the last 3 quarters – allowing the home team to walk away with a 99-90 victory.

Dragic would finish Tuesday’s contest with 24 points on 9-18 FG, to go along with 3 rebounds, 9 assists, and 2 steals in 38 minutes of action. Despite losing the game, the Heat should be glad to have Dragic back in the starting lineup – after he missed their last 2 games with a back injury.

The 30-year-old point guard will look to take his lowly 10-26 Heat out of a 6-game losing streak on Wednesday night, when they take on the Sacramento Kings on the road with tipoff scheduled at 10:30 p.m. EST.


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