HOUSTON (AP) — “Kobe Bryant gave Goran Dragic a quick hug after Houston’s pesky point guard led the Rockets past the Lakers on Wednesday night.Dragic hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 28 seconds left and finished with 16 points and 13 assists in Houston’s 107-104 comeback victory. Down by nine with 5 minutes left, the Rockets had a 12-0 run to take the lead. Dragic scored 10 points in the final quarter, putting the Rockets ahead for good with his second 3 of the game. Houston held on and Bryant made a point to meet Dragic at midcourt after the final buzzer.”He just said, ‘Good game, I wish you luck,'” Dragic said.”Bryant remembers when the Lakers struggled to guard Dragic when he backed up Steve Nash with Phoenix.”A lot of times when we played them in the playoffs, in the Western Conference finals, when he came off the bench, that’s the unit that really gave us the biggest headache,” Bryant said. “He’s really developed into a hell of a basketball player.”
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