Westbrook Receives Second Player Of Week Honor
OKLAHOMA CITY - For the second time this season, Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook has been honored as the Western Conference Player of the Week.
Westbrook helped OKC go 3-1 on the week as he averaged 30 points, six rebounds and 5.3 assists in those games.
In all four of the Thunder's games, Westbrook scored 28 or more points. In the win over the Portland Trail Blazers, he posted a double-double with 28 points and 11 rebounds.
Even in OKC's loss to the Kings, Westbrook connected on a career-high 15 field goals.
This week's Eastern Conference player of the week is he hot-handed Jeremy Lin.
Lin joined the Knicks and averaged 27.3 points, 8.3 assists and two steals to lead New York to a 4-0 record for the week. Lin's total of 109 points in his first four career starts are the most by any player since 1976-77.
Lin also became the first player in NBA history to tally at least 20 points and seven assists in each of his first four starts. His career high 38 points helped NY top the Lakers 92-85.
Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder
-Feb. 6 @ Portland: Tallied 28 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists during a 111-107 overtime win over the Trail Blazers.
-Feb. 7 at Golden State: Posted 31 points and added seven assists and two steals in a 119-116 win over the Warriors.
-Feb. 10 at Utah: Collected 28 points and added six rebounds and three assists during a 101-87 win over the Jazz.
Jeremy Lin, New York Knicks
-Feb. 6 vs. Utah: Posted 28 points, eight assists and two steals in a 99-88 win over the Jazz.
-Feb. 8 @ Washington: Tallied 23 points, 10 assists and four rebounds in a 107-93 win over the Wizards.
-Feb. 10 vs. L.A. Lakers: Scored a career-high 38 points and added seven assists, four rebounds and two steals in a 92-85 win over the Lakers.