Irving, Aldridge named NBA Players of the Week

Updated: December 16, 2013

New York, NY ( – Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving and
Portland Trail Blazers center LaMarcus Aldridge were named the NBA Eastern and
Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for the period ending
Dec. 15.

Irving averaged 29.0 points and 6.3 assists while helping Cleveland to a 2-1
mark on the week. The 21-year-old point guard posted a 37-point, 11-assist
double-double in a 109-94 win over the New York Knicks on Dec. 10.

Aldridge, who captured his second consecutive weekly award and third of the
season, averaged 25.5 points and a league-best 14.8 rebounds to guide the
Western Conference-leading Blazers to a 4-0 week.

Other nominees for the awards included Brooklyn’s Deron Williams, Golden
State’s Stephen Curry, Oklahoma City teammates Kevin Durant and Russell
Westbrook, and Miami’s LeBron James.