Westbrook Named Western Conference Player Of The Week

Monday, February 9th 2015, 3:21 pm
By: News 9

The Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook and the Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo were named NBA Western and Eastern Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Feb. 2, through Sunday, Feb. 8.

Westbrook averaged 34.3 points (second in the NBA), 9.3 rebounds, 9.0 assists (sixth in the NBA) and 2.5 steals (tied for fifth in the NBA) as he helped the Thunder to a 3-1 record. The 26-year-old guard began the week with a triple-double of 25 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds in a 104-97 victory over the Orlando Magic on Feb. 2.

 The 2015 NBA All-Star then had a 45-point, six-rebound, six-assist performance in a 102-91 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Feb. 4, followed by a career-high 48-point, 11-assist, nine-rebound effort in a 116-113 loss to the Pelicans on Feb. 6. Westbrook joined Kobe Bryant, Wilt Chamberlain and Elgin Baylor as the only players in NBA history to finish with at least 45 points, five rebounds and five assists in back-to-back games.