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Bosh, Durant named NBA Players of the Week
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh and
Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant were named the NBA Eastern and
Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for the period ending
Bosh averaged 22.3 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.75 blocks and 1.25 steals
while leading the Heat to a 3-1 record with wins over the Atlanta Hawks,
Los Angeles Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers. The 29-year-old recorded a
pair of double-double games, including a 37-point, 10-rebound spectacle on
Dec. 28, during the Miami Heat 108-107 victory over the Portland — a victory
in which he sunk a game winning three-pointer with 0.5 seconds remaining.
Durant averaged 32.0 points on 57.4 percent shooting from the field, and
10.7 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game as the Thunder finished the week
with a perfect 3-0 mark. He posted back-to-back double-double performances
against the Charlotte Bobcats and the Houston Rockets. Durant knocked in 9-
of-16 from beyond the arc on the week, and is shooting 42.6 percent from long
range on the season, his career best.
Other nominees for the awards included Golden State’s Stephen Curry, Los
Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin and Chris Paul, Memphis’ Zach Randolph,
Miami’s Lebron James, Minnesota’s Kevin Love, Orlando’s Arron Afflalo,
Phoenix’s Miles Plumlee and Toronto’s Kyle Lowry.