NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2015 – The Indiana Pacers’ Paul George and the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant were today named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Nov. 23 through Sunday, Nov. 29.
George led the Pacers to a 3-0 week behind an Eastern Conference-leading 37.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.3 steals. He shot 54.7 percent from the field, 57.1 percent from three-point range and 86.7 percent from the foul line. On Nov. 24, George tallied 40 points on 14-of-19 shooting, including 7-of-8 from beyond the arc, during a 123-106 win over the Washington Wizards.
Durant led the Thunder to a 3-0 week behind averages of 30.3 points (second in the Western Conference), 8.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.3 blocks (fourth in the Western Conference). He shot 58.5 percent from the field, 52.2 percent from three-point range and 94.4 percent from the foul line. On Nov. 27, Durant recorded 34 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and three blocks during a 103-87 win over the Detroit Pistons.
Here is a recap of the week for George and Durant:
Paul George, Indiana Pacers
Nov. 24 @ Washington: Connected on 7-of-8 three-point field goals en route to 40 points and added eight rebounds and four assists in a 123-106 win over the Wizards.
Nov. 27 vs. Chicago: Scored 33 points and grabbed eight rebounds during a 104-92 win over the Bulls.
Nov. 29 @ L.A. Lakers: Tallied 39 points and added four rebounds and two steals during a 107-103 win over the Lakers.
Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
Nov. 23 @ Utah: Scored 27 points and added six rebounds and four steals during a 111-89 win over the Jazz.
Nov. 25 vs. Brooklyn: Collected 30 points, six rebounds, five assists and three blocks in a 110-99 win over the Nets.
Nov. 27 vs. Detroit: Poured in 34 points and added 13 rebounds, five assists and three blocks in a 103-87 win over the Pistons.
Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Charlotte’s Kemba Walker, Cleveland’s Kevin Love, Golden State’s Draymond Green, Houston’s James Harden, the Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin, Orlando’s Victor Oladipo, Philadelphia’s Robert Covington, Portland’s Damian Lillard, and Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry.