Cavaliers’ LeBron James, Clippers’ Blake Griffin named NBA Players of the Week

NEW YORK – The Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James and the Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin today were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Nov. 24, through Sunday, Nov. 30.

James led the Cavaliers to the East’s only perfect record on the week at 3-0.  He averaged 25.7 points (second in the conference), 8.7 assists (tied-fourth in the conference), 5.3 rebounds and 2.3 steals (tied-third in the conference).  James, who shot .500 or better from the field in all three games, recorded two double-doubles, including a 29-point, 10-rebound effort to go with eight assists and three steals as Cleveland topped the Washington Wizards 113-87 on Nov. 26.

Griffin helped the Clippers to a 4-0 week behind averages of 23.8 points (fourth in the conference), 9.8 rebounds (seventh in the conference), and 5.0 assists. All four of the Clippers’ wins came on the road. On Nov. 24, the Clippers topped the Charlotte Hornets 113-92 as Griffin fell one assist shy of a triple double, having finished with 22 points, 16 rebounds and nine assists.

Here is a recap of the week for James and Griffin:

LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers

Nov. 24 vs. Orlando: Collected 29 points, 11 assists, four rebounds and three steals in a 106-74 win over the Magic.

Nov. 26 vs. Washington: Tallied 29 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists and three steals in a 113-87 win over the Wizards.

Nov. 29 vs. Indiana: Posted 19 points and added seven assists in a 109-97 win over the Pacers.

Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers

Nov. 24 @ Charlotte: Tallied 22 points, 16 rebounds and nine assists during a 113-92 win over the Hornets.

Nov. 28 @ Houston: Posted his second double-double of the week with 30 points and 10 rebounds in a 102-85 win over the Rockets.

Nov. 29 @ Utah: Collected 28 points, six rebounds and three assists during a 112-96 win over the Jazz.

Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Atlanta’s Jeff Teague, Chicago’s Jimmy Butler, Dallas’ Tyson Chandler, Golden State’s Stephen Curry, Houston’s James Harden, Los Angeles Clippers’ Chris Paul, Memphis’ Marc Gasol, Miami’s Chris Bosh and Portland’s Wesley Matthews.