The Indiana Pacers’ Paul George and the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook today were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, April 3 through Sunday, April 9.
George paced the East in scoring (31.7 ppg) and tied for seventh in rebounding (9.0 rpg) while shooting 57.4 percent from the field as the Pacers went 3-0 for the week to climb into seventh place in the East with two games to play. On April 4, he scored 18 points in the third quarter to helped erase a 19-point deficit before finishing with 35 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and two steals in a 108-90 victory over the Toronto Raptors. On April 6, he tallied 23 points, 10 rebounds and four steals in a 104-89 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.
Here is a recap of the week for George:
April 4 vs. Toronto: Recorded 35 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and two steals in a 108-90 victory over the Raptors.
April 6 vs. Milwaukee: Finished with 23 points, 10 rebounds and four steals in a 104-89 win over the Bucks.
April 8 @ Orlando: Poured in 37 points on 14-for-22 shooting to go with seven rebounds and six assists in a 127-112 victory over the Magic.