James, Westbrook earn NBA’s weekly honors

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Updated: February 11, 2013

The Miami Heat’s LeBron James and Oklahoma
City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook were named the NBA Players of the Week in the
Eastern and Western Conference, respectively, for the games played Feb. 4
through Feb. 10.

James was nearly flawless in averaging 31.3 points per game on a superb 73.8
percent shooting to guide the Heat to a perfect 4-0 record for the week. He
scored at least 30 points in each contest and his streak of five straight 30-
plus point games while shooting 60 percent or better is tied with Moses Malone
and Adrian Dantley for the NBA record.

Westbrook helped motor the Thunder to blowout victories in each of their four
wins during the week, averaging 21.8 points, 6.0 assists, 3.3 steals and 3.0
rebounds per game. Oklahoma City won each contest by at least 20 points and
trails the San Antonio Spurs by just a one-half game for the top record in the
league.

Others considered for the weekly award were Boston’s Kevin Garnett and Paul
Pierce, Houston’s James Harden, Indiana’s David West, New Orleans’ Greivis
Vasquez, Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant, San Antonio’s Tony Parker, Toronto’s
Rudy Gay and Washington’s Martell Webster.