NBA Player of the Week in Each Conference (Week 3) 10/29-11/04
Updated: Oct 12, 2019
Eastern Conference: Joel Embiid
After starting off week three of the NBA season slow Philadelphia 76ers all-star center Joel Embiid bounced back and ended up having an amazing week. Embiid’s first game of the week against the Atlanta Hawks was his worst game of the year, Embiid finished with 10 points and only 6 rebounds, which was the first game he failed to record a double-double this year. Embiid followed up his poor performance with a very solid 31 point and 11 rebound game as the 76ers fell to the Toronto Raptors. Following the loss, Embiid led the Sixers to a nine-point victory over the Los Angeles Clippers as he scored a game-high 41 points along with 13 rebounds and 4 blocks. Embiid’s 41 points, his season-high are the second most scored by a player in the Eastern Conference this year. Following his best game of the year, Embiid remained hot scoring 32 points in the first half and 39 in the game. Embiid also added 17 rebounds as the 76ers topped the Detroit Pistons 109-99. The last game of the week Embiid cooled off from his amazing scoring in the previous games, scoring a respectable 16 points and grabbing 15 rebounds as the 76ers fell to the Brooklyn Nets 97-122.
Western Conference: Demar DeRozan
Demar DeRozan of the San Antonio Spurs started off his third week with his highest-scoring game of the year, scoring 34 along with 9 assists and 6 rebounds. DeRozan closed out the game in overtime scoring 6 points in the final two minutes as he led the Spurs to a five-point victory over the Dallas Mavericks. Two nights after his highest-scoring game of the year DeRozan scored 25 points in just 27 minutes with 20 of those 25 points coming in the first half, DeRozan led both teams in scoring as he lifted the Spurs past the Phoenix Suns 120-90. On the first night of a back to back, DeRozan scored 26 points as the Spurs remain hot beating the New Orleans Pelicans by fourteen points. In the final game of the week, DeRozan had a team-high 25 points along with 7 rebounds and 5 assists as the Spurs late comeback attempt comes up short, losing to the Orlando Magic 110-117.