NBA Players of the Week in Each Conference (Week 5, 11/12-11/18)
Updated: Oct 28, 2019
Eastern Conference: Kemba Walker Kemba Walker, the point guard for the Charlotte Hornets, started off his week with his worst game of the year, only scoring seven points as the Hornets fell to the Cleveland Cavaliers, 113-89. Walker struggled to score in his previous game, but that was not the case on Saturday night as he scored a career-high 60 points in an overtime loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. Walkers 60 points are the most by anyone this year as well as the most in Hornets history. Walker shot the ball very efficiently, making 21 of his 34 tries, including hitting six three-pointers. Walker also added seven rebounds, four assists, and four steals in the heartbreaking three-point loss. Western Conference: Lebron James Four-time NBA MVP, Lebron James had his best game as a Lakers on Wednesday night, falling one assist shy of a triple-double. James dominated in the Lakers nine-point victory over the Trail Blazers, scoring 44 points, grabbing ten rebounds, and dishing out nine assists while also blocking three shots. Following his monster outing, James cooled off a bit but still had a good game, scoring 22 points and adding 7 assists in a 130-117 loss against the Orlando Magic. In the final game of the week, James faced his former team, the Miami Heat, where he had a season-high 51 points. James started off hot, scoring 19 points in the first quarter. James shot a very efficient 61% from the floor while knocking down six threes in eight tries. James also added eight rebounds, three assists, two steals, and one block as the Lakers topped the Heat, 113-97.