Nets’ Brook Lopez, Warriors’ Stephen Curry named NBA Players of the Week

NEW YORK – The Brooklyn Nets’ Brook Lopez and the Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry today were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, March 23, through Sunday, March 29.

Lopez led the Nets to a 3-1 week behind a conference-best 28.8 points, 8.5 rebounds (10th in the conference) and 2.25 blocks (tied-third in the conference).  Lopez shot 57.8 percent from the field overall and converted better than 60.0 percent twice.  He recorded two point-rebound double-doubles, including a 34-point, 10-rebound effort during which he also contributed three blocks and two steals in a 91-88 win over the Charlotte Hornets on March 25.

Curry helped the Warriors to a 4-0 week, with all four wins coming against teams that would be in the playoffs if the season ended today.  He averaged 30.0 points (third in the conference) and 8.0 assists (second in the conference), and connected on 24-of-38 three-point field goals (63.2 percent).  Curry posted back-to-back point-assist double-doubles on March 24 and 27 during wins over the Portland Trail Blazers and Memphis Grizzlies.

Here is a recap of the week for Lopez and Curry:

Brook Lopez, Brooklyn Nets

March 25 @ Charlotte: Netted 34 points (on 16-of-26 shooting from the field) and added 10 rebounds and three blocks in a 91-88 win over the Hornets.

March 27 vs. Cleveland: Scored 20 points and added nine rebounds in a 106-98 win over the Cavaliers.

March 29 vs. L.A. Lakers: Posted 30 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks during a 107-99 win over the Lakers.

Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors

March 24 @ Portland: Scored 33 points and added 10 assists in a 122-108 win over the Trail Blazers.

March 27 @ Memphis: Connected on 8-of-12 three-pointers and finished with 38 points and 10 assists during a 107-84 win over the Grizzlies.

March 28 @ Milwaukee: Tallied 25 points, six assists and four rebounds during a 108-95 win over the Bucks.

Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Atlanta’s Dennis Schroder, Chicago’s Nikola Mirotic, Houston’s James Harden, the Los Angeles Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan and Chris Paul, New Orleans’ Anthony Davis, Portland’s LaMarcus Aldridge, Sacramento’s DeMarcus Cousins and San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard.