NEW YORK – The Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James and the Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry were today named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Nov. 16 through Sunday, Nov. 22.
James helped the Cavaliers to a 2-1 week, which included wins over the Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks, behind averages of 25.3 points, 8.7 rebounds and 5.7 assists. James shot 57.1 percent from the field, 60.0 percent from three-point range, and 87.5 percent from the foul line. During the Cavaliers’ 115-100 win over the Bucks on Nov. 19, James’ versatility and efficiency were on display as he scored 27 points (9-of-13 field goals) and added nine rebounds and six assists.
Curry led the Warriors to a 4-0 week behind 30.8 points (second in the NBA), 6.0 assists, 5.5 rebounds and 3.0 steals (third in the NBA). Curry shot 50.6 percent from the field and 96.0 percent from the foul line, and connected on a league high 17 three-point field goals. During the Warriors’ 124-117 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Nov. 19, he accounted for 40 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and three steals. The Warriors will look to become the first team in NBA history to open a season 16-0 when they host the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 10:30 p.m. ET on TNT.
Here is a recap of the week for James and Curry:
LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
Nov. 17 @ Detroit: Scored 30 points and added six rebounds and three assists during a104-99 loss to the Pistons.
Nov. 19 vs. Milwaukee: Posted 27 points, nine rebounds and six assists in a 115-100 win over the Bucks.
Nov. 21 vs. Atlanta: Posted 19 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists during a 109-97 win over the Hawks.
Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
Nov. 17 vs. Toronto: Connected on five three-pointers en route to 37 points and added nine assists in a 115-110 win over the Raptors.
Nov. 19 @ L.A. Clippers: Scored 40 points and grabbed 11 rebounds during a 124-117 win over the Clippers.
Nov. 20 vs. Chicago: Posted 27 points, five rebounds, four assists and four steals in a 106-94 win over the Bulls.
Nov. 22 @ Denver: Tallied 19 points, seven assists, four rebounds and three steals during a 118-105 win over the Nuggets.
Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Cleveland’s Kevin Love, Indiana’s Paul George and C.J. Miles, Memphis’ Marc Gasol, New Orleans’ Ryan Anderson, New York’s Kristaps Porzingis, Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook, Philadelphia’s Jahlil Okafor and Phoenix’s Brandon Knight.