NBA Players of the Week in Each Conference (Week 6, 11/19-11/25)
Updated: Nov 7, 2019
Western Conference: James Harden
James Harden is this week's Player of the Week in the Western Conference because of his great play against the Detroit Pistons, and the Cleveland Cavaliers. In his first game against the Pistons, he scored 43 points while shooting 50% from the field, he also had 7 Rebounds, and on top of that, he had 9 assists. He also put in a great defensive effort, having 4 steals, he did all of this in just 36 minutes. In his second game against the Pistons, this time in Detroit, he scored 33 points, however, he did not shoot well, going 33% from the field. He also shot 44% from outside the arc, having 12 of his 33 points scored behind the 3-Point line. Harden who is known for his playmaking abilities had 8 assists and also had 2 rebounds, and a block on the defensive end. At the end of the week, he played the Cleveland Cavaliers, in Cleveland. He played 44 minutes, and dropped 40 Points, shooting 47% from the field, he went 42% from behind the 3-Point Line scoring. He also racked up 13 assists which led to him having a Double-Double. He also had 4 Rebounds and a Steal. He and the Rockets went 1-2 in these games, despite Harden’s magnificent performance.
Eastern Conference: Giannis Antekokounmpo
Giannis Antekokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks is one of the most versatile players in the NBA, being able to play all five positions. Antekokounmpo showed his versatility throughout the week with his amazing display of scoring, rebounding, and passing. Antekokounmpo started off his week playing the Denver Nuggets, where he lead both teams in scoring and rebounding with 29 points and 12 rebounds, leading the Bucks to a six-point victory. Two days later Antekokounmpo led the Bucks to a crazy 43 point victory over the Portland Trailblazers where he led both teams in scoring, rebounds, assists, and steals with 33 points, 16 rebounds, nine assists, and three steals in only 30 minutes. After the emphatic victory, the Bucks fell to the Phoenix Suns, 114-116 on a last-second game-winner. In the loss, Antekokounmpo once again led all players in points, scoring 35 on a ridiculous 14 of 16 shooting from the floor. Antekokounmpo also added ten rebounds, three assists, and one steal. Coming off of the loss, Antekokounmpo took over against the San Antonio Spurs, leading both teams in points, rebounds, assists, blocks, and steals with 34 points, 16 of them coming from the free throw line, 18 rebounds, eight assists, two steals, and one block in the high scoring six-point victory. Antekokounmpo led his team to a 3-1 record with great displays of scoring, passing, and rebounding.