And if you had been watching the games instead of looking at statistics you would know that he had been significantly out playing Collison for a while.
His turnovers were too high today. And he was a bit out of control on his drives. That said, he took over the fourth quarter, on both sides of the floor.
Assists aren't the be all end all of a point guard, and they don't represent how well a guy is running the team. (Turnovers though..) That thought process is so silly. And I know it's been the mantra of the NBA because of Chris Paul, Steve Nash, and Lebron James, but playing a two man game is not the only way to run an offense.
I'm a Price fan, but this idea in general just annoys me. If the team is getting good shots, the PG is doing his job well. AJ doesn't get stat for when he passes the ball to Danny, barks at Danny to pass to Foster, Points at Josh to cut and then Foster passes it to Josh for a dunk. He doesn't get a little number in his stat box, but he sure as heck set up that play, and was the reason it happened. That's called being a good floor general, and it's just as effective as playing a two man game, AJ just doesn't get a stat for it.
BTW, this is why fans of Price tend to be fans of Josh, and vice versa. Both players do a lot of things that they don't get credit for unless you actually watch the game and take notice of it.
That said, AJ didn't run the offense that well today, he was too busy scoring. But he usually does, regardless of whether he gets a crap ton of assists or not.