Russell Westbrook Named Western Conference Player Of The Week


Monday, February 11th 2013, 2:58 pm
By: News 9


Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook was named Western Conference Player of the Week by the NBA for games played Monday, Feb. 4 through Sunday Feb. 10.

Westbrook guided the Thunder to a 4-0 week, which included wins over the Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors and Phoenix Suns (twice). He averaged 21.8 points, 6.0 assists, 3.3 steals and 3.0 rebounds. Oklahoma City won each game by 20 or more points as it improved to 39-12 (.765). The Thunder trails the San Antonio Spurs by ½ game for the top record in the league.

Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant was also a nominee for the week's Conference Player of the Week.

Here's a recap of the week for Westbrook:

Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder

Feb. 4 vs. Dallas: Posted 24 points, seven assists, three rebounds and three steals during a 112-91 win over the Mavericks.

Feb. 6 vs. Golden State: Tallied 22 points, five assists, four steals and three rebounds in a 119-98 win over the Warriors.

Feb. 10 @ Phoenix: Collected 24 points, six assists and four steals in a 97-69 win over the Suns.

Miami's LeBron James earned the league's Eastern Conference Player of the Week.

Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Boston's Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, Houston's James Harden, Indiana's David West, New Orleans' Greivis Vasquez, Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant, San Antonio's Tony Parker, Toronto's Rudy Gay and Washington's Martell Webster.