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The small forward's scrappy, high-energy play led the Suns to two victories last week, including an upset of the Memphis Grizzlies.
The 27-year-old Dudley averaged 17 points, five rebounds and five assists in an average of 41 minutes per game last week. He had a fantastic game in the Suns huge 82-80 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Dec. 12 at US Airways Arena, posting a team-high 15 points and nine rebounds, while adding five assists and three steals.
Dudley followed up one strong performance with another, scoring a season-high 22 points and adding four rebounds, five assists and three steals in the Suns' 99-84 win over the Utah Jazz last Friday night.
Bright Side of the Sun cites Dudley's re-emergence as the scrappy and high-energy "Junkyard Dog" persona as a big reason why the Suns (9-15) were able to rattle off two big wins in a row last week.