The Suns have lost eight consecutive games but at least one of their players is finishing the season strong.

Point guard Goran Dragic was brilliant in Phoenix’s 111-107 loss to Golden State on Friday, scoring 32 points on 11-of-13 shooting while playing 43 minutes. The performance may have been the exclamation point on what has been a strong second half for Dragic. Check out his numbers pre- and post-All-Star break:

Pre: 14 points, 6.3 assists per game, 44.0 percent shooting, 31.4 percent from 3-point range.

Post: 16.2 points, 8.9 assists per game, 45.1 percent shooting, 32.4 percent from 3-point range.

“Right now he’s budding to be one of the top 10 point guards in this league,” coach Lindsey Hunter said. “If he can bring it like that next year from the beginning he’ll be an All-Star.”

Hunter said that with the right pieces around him, Dragic can be a championship-level point guard.

“I played with Chauncey Billups and while Chauncey was more of a leader and more of a cerebral point guard, he doesn’t have any of the things this kid has,” Hunter said. “This kid has jets, he’s athletic, he has good size … He’s really good. I’m glad I got a chance to coach him.”