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Boston's Thomas and Oklahoma City's Westbrook named NBA Players of the Week

Xinhua | Updated: 2016-12-27 09:12
Boston's Thomas and Oklahoma City's Westbrook named NBA Players of the Week

New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose (25) dribbles the ball while being defended by Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) during the first half at Madison Square Garden in New York, US on Dec 25, 2016. [Photo/Agencies]

WASHINGTON - The Boston Celtics' Isaiah Thomas and the Oklahoma City Thunder' s Russell Westbrook were Monday named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week.

Thomas led the Celtics to a 3-1 week. He led the Eastern Conference in scoring with 33.3 points per game and ranked sixth in assists (7.3 apg). He scored a career-high 44 points, including 36 in the second half, in a 112-109 overtime victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Dec 20. Thomas matched his season high with 10 assists in a 117-112 loss to the Thunder on Dec 23.

Westbrook led the Thunder to a 3-1 week. He averaged a league-high 41.0 points, 10.0 assists and 9.8 rebounds. Westbrook grabbed his league-leading 14th triple-double of the season with 45 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in Oklahoma City' s win over the Celtics. It was his sixth career triple-double with at least 40 points, placing him third all-time behind Oscar Robertson (22) and Chamberlain (seven).

Boston's Thomas and Oklahoma City's Westbrook named NBA Players of the Week

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) gestures after hitting a three point basket against the New Orleans Pelicans during the second half of a game at the Smoothie King Center. [Photo/Agencies]

 

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