LeBron, Westbrook Named Players of the Week
The Miami Heat’s LeBron James and the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook today were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Jan. 23, through Sunday, Jan. 29.
James paced the Eastern Conference in scoring (29.0 ppg) in leading the Heat to a 4-0 week. James eclipsed the 30-point plateau three times and averaged 7.5 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 1.0 steals. Miami upended Chicago 97-93 on Jan. 29 to close the week behind James’ 35 points, 11 rebounds and five steals.
Westbrook led the Thunder to a 3-0 week, including wins over Detroit and New Orleans. Westbrook averaged 22.0 points, 7.3 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 3.3 steals. Oklahoma City’s 120-109 victory over Golden State on Jan. 27 was keyed by Westbrook’s 28 points, 11 assists, seven steals and six rebounds.