Bucks’ Brandon Jennings, Thunder’s Kevin Durant named NBA Players of the Week

 NEW YORK – The Milwaukee Bucks’ Brandon Jennings and the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant today were named Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Jan. 7 through Sunday, Jan. 13.

Jennings led Milwaukee to a 3-1 week, including come-from-behind road victories over the Chicago Bulls and Toronto Raptors.  He spearheaded both efforts, scoring 20 points in the third quarter of the Jan. 9 game at Chicago, 12 of which came from behind the arc. He was second in the Eastern Conference in scoring with 24.5 ppg while shooting 48 percent from the field for the week to go along with 6.5 apg and 4.0 rpg.

Durant helped Oklahoma City to a 3-1 record last week, scoring more than 25 points in each contest, including a season-high 42 points in Los Angeles against the Lakers on Jan. 11.  He averaged a league-best 32.5 points to go with 6.8 rpg and 5.5 apg.

Here is a recap of the week for Jennings and Durant:

Brandon Jennings, Milwaukee Bucks

Jan. 8 vs. Phoenix: Scored 29 points and dished out nine assists in a 108-99 victory over the Suns.

Jan. 9 @ Chicago: Tallied 35 points, six rebounds and six assists during a 104-96 win over the Bulls.

Jan. 11 vs. Detroit: Scored 15 points and grabbed three rebounds in  a 103-87 loss to the Pistons.

Jan. 13 @ Toronto: Collected 19 points and collected 10 assists in a 107-96 win over the Raptors.

Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City

Jan. 7 @ Washington: Recorded 29 points, eight assists, seven rebounds and two blocks in a 101-99 loss to the Washington Wizards.

Jan. 9 vs. Minnesota: Scored 26 points and grabbed eight rebounds in a 106-84 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Jan. 11 @ L.A. Lakers: Tallied 42 points, eight rebounds, five assists and four blocks in a 116-101 win over the Lakers.

Jan. 13 @ Portland: Scored 33 points and dished out six assists in an 87-83 win over the Trail Blazers.

Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Brooklyn’s Deron Williams, Denver’s Kenneth Faried, Indiana’s David West, Portland’s LaMarcus Aldridge, and Orlando’s Nikola Vucevic.