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Updated Dec 27, 2012 - 9:21 am

Suns' Dragic leaves game vs. Knicks with injury

New York Knicks' Pablo Prigioni (9), of Argentina, drives against Phoenix Suns' Goran Dragic (1), of Slovenia, during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Goran Dragic was injured with 22.1 seconds left in the second quarter of the Phoenix Suns game against the New York Knicks Wednesday on a dangerous play.

Dragic was attempting a transition lay-up when J.R. Smith undercut him on a breakaway causing him to take a bad fall. Smith was charged with a flagrant foul one but was allowed to stay in the game. He could still face further discipline from the league.

The Suns' point guard did not return in the second half after suffering hip, wrist and back contusions.

Dragic finished the game with just four points and three assists on 2-6 shooting. He turned the ball over one time.

For the season, the point guard is averaging 14.1 points and 6.2 assists for the Suns this season.


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