• Matthew Ryan

NBA Player of the Week in Each Conference (Week 2) 10/22-10/28

Updated: Oct 12, 2019

Eastern Conference Player of the Week: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks had an extraordinary week two of the 2018 NBA season. Antetokounmpo is averaging 24.8 points and 13 rebounds in only 28 minutes a game while leading his team to a 4-0 record during the second week of the season. In the first game of the week versus the New York Knicks, Antetokounmpo had 31 points, 15 rebounds, and 4 assists while leading his team to an eleven point victory. Two nights later, Antetokounmpo recorded his first triple-double of the year with 32 points, 18 rebounds, and 10 assists as the Bucks defeated the 76ers by fifteen points. On the first night of back to back games for the Bucks, Antetokounmpo tallied 15 points, 12 rebounds, and 6 assists in only 23 minutes as the bucks handily beat the Minnesota Timberwolves by 30. After playing a game the night before the Bucks limited Antetokounmpo to a mere 19 minutes where Antetokounmpo scored 21 points and added 7 rebounds as the Bucks remain undefeated by beating the Orlando Magic by twenty-two points. Antetokounmpo’s big numbers in limited amounts of playing time along with the Bucks 4-0 record is why Giannis Antetokounmpo is the week two player of the week in the Eastern Conference.

Western Conference Player of the Week: Stephen Curry

The point guard of the Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry had an out of this world week two of the 2018 NBA season. During the second week of the NBA season, Curry is averaging a ridiculous 36 points a game along with 4 assists while leading his team to a 4-0 record. In the first game of the week against the Phoenix Suns, Curry had a game-high 29 points while shooting 11-of-18 from the field as the Warriors defeated the Suns 123 to 103. The next game Curry had the performance of the year so far, scoring 51 points in only three quarters while knocking down eleven three-pointers on sixteen tries. Currys 51 point performance is the most points scored by anyone in the NBA so far this year. Currys unhuman like performance helped lead the Warriors to a twenty-two point victory over the Washington Wizards. After coming off one of the best performances of his career Curry stays hot scoring 29 points as the Warriors top the New York Knicks 128-100. In the final game of the week, Curry had a 35 point performance along with 7 rebounds and 3 assists. Curry lead both teams in scoring as the Warriors defeated the Brooklyn Nets by six points. Stephen Curry's outrageous scoring and team success is why Curry is the Western Conference player of the week for week two.


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