Durant And James Earn NBA Conference Players Of The Week Honors


Monday, November 19th 2012, 3:29 pm
By: News 9


Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant was named Western Conference Player of the Week, while Miami Heat's LeBron James earned Eastern Conference Player of the Week honors.

Durant helped the Thunder to a 3-1 week by averaging a point/rebound double-double, which included a Western Conference-best 28.0 ppg and a team-high 10.3 rpg. Durant added 5.8 apg, 1.75 spg and 1.75 bpg. He capped off his week by posting his first career triple-double – 25 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists – in the Thunder's 119-109 win over the Golden State Warriors Sunday.

In guiding the Heat to a 3-1 week, James averaged a league-best 29.0, while adding 7.3 rebounds, 7.0 assists and 1.25 blocks. James' week included a personal season-high 38 points Nov. 12 at Houston in which he scored 32 in the second half while leading the Heat to a come-from-behind 113-110 victory. The 32 second-half points tied the franchise record for points in any half.

Thunder's Russell Westbrook was also nominated for the Western player of the week honor.