Two of the NBA’s biggest stars – and former teammates – have been named the Players of the Week for Nov. 8-14, with Warriors guard Stephen Curry earning the Western Conference honor and Nets forward Kevin Durant taking it home in the East (Twitter link).
Curry’s Warriors lost in Charlotte on Sunday, but they still have the NBA’s best overall record at 11-2 after going 3-1 in the last week. Curry averaged 34.8 PPG, 7.8 APG and 2.3 SPG on .489/.414/.931 shooting in those four games, including a 50-point, 10-assist outburst vs. Atlanta last Monday.
Curry beat out Anthony Davis, Luka Doncic, Luguentz Dort, Paul George, Nikola Jokic and Chris Paul, the West’s other nominees, for the Player of the Week Award (Twitter link).
Durant’s Nets also won three of four games in the last week and now rank second in the Eastern Conference at 10-4. Durant averaged 32.3 PPG, 7.8 RPG and 4.5 APG in Brooklyn’s last four games, with an otherworldly shooting line of .629/.526/.912.
The other nominees for the Eastern Conference’s Player of the Week Award were LaMelo Ball, Montrezl Harrell and three pairs of teammates — Malcolm Brogdon and Myles Turner (Pacers), Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan (Bulls), and Darius Garland and Evan Mobley (Cavaliers) (Twitter link).