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James, Durant named Players of the Week

POSTED: Dec 2, 2013 7:44 PM ET

Official Release


— The Miami Heat's LeBron James and the Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant today were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Nov. 25, through Sunday, Dec. 1.

James helped the Heat to a 4-0 week on the strength of a league-best 29.0 ppg, as he shot over 60 percent from the field and 46.7 percent from distance. He scored at least 25 points in all four contests, tying his longest streak of consecutive 25-point games this season. James also contributed averages of 6.0 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.5 steals.

Durant guided the Thunder to three victories in as many games. He ranked second in the conference in scoring (27.0 ppg), fifth in rebounding (12.0 rpg) and 11th in assists (7.0 apg). Durant's week included two double-doubles and a 32-point, 12-assist, 10-rebound triple-double in the Thunder's 113-103 win over Minnesota Sunday.

Here is a recap of the week for James and Durant:

LeBron James, Miami Heat

Nov. 25 vs. Phoenix: Tallied 35 points, five rebounds and four assists in a 107-92 win over the Suns.

Nov. 27 @ Cleveland: Posted 28 points, eight rebounds, eight assists and three steals during a 95-84 win over the Cavs.

Nov. 29 @ Toronto: Recorded 27 points and six rebounds in a 90-83 win over the Raptors.

Dec. 1 vs. Charlotte: Contributed 26 points and five boards in a 99-98 win over the Bobcats.

Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder

Nov. 27 vs. San Antonio: Posted a 24-point, 13-rebound, four-assist effort in a 94-88 victory over the Spurs.

Nov. 29 vs. Golden State: Recorded 25 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and two blocks in a 113-112 overtime victory against the Warriors.

Dec. 2 vs. Minnesota: In addition to recording a triple-double of 32 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds, contributed four blocks and four steals in a 113-103 victory over the Timberwolves.

Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Denver's Ty Lawson, Detroit's Andre Drummond, Golden State's Stephen Curry, Houston's Chandler Parsons, Indiana's Paul George and Washington's John Wall.