POSTED: Jan 12, 2015 2:08 PM ET
NEW YORK — The Charlotte Hornets' Kemba Walker and the Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson today were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Jan. 5, through Sunday, Jan. 11.
Walker led the Hornets to a 4-0 week behind a league-leading 30.3 ppg. Walker, who posted back-to-back 30-point outings to open the week, averaged 5.8 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.3 steals. He also ranked eighth in the Eastern Conference with 36.2 mpg. During a 103-95 win over the Toronto Raptors on Jan. 8, Walker scored 29 points, handed out eight assists, pulled down seven rebounds and collected three steals.
Thompson led the Western Conference in scoring at 27.7 ppg, and helped the Warriors to a 3-0 week. Thompson connected on 13-of-26 (.500) from three-point range and 14-of-15 (.933) free throw attempts. On Jan. 7, Thompson poured in 40 points on 14-of-25 shooting from the field, including 6-of-11 from distance, and added four rebounds and three assists during a 117-102 win over the Indiana Pacers.
Here is a recap of the week for Walker and Thompson:
Walker Gets it Done
Kemba Walker records 33 points, five rebound and five assists to lead the Hornets over the Celtics.
Jan. 5 @ Boston: Posted 33 points, five rebounds and five assists during a 104-95 win over the Celtics.
Jan. 7 vs. New Orleans: Scored 31 points and added four rebounds and four assists in a 98-94 win over the Pelicans.
Jan. 8 @ Toronto: Contributed 29 points, eight assists, seven rebounds and three steals in a 103-95 win over the Raptors.
Klay Drops 40
Klay Thompson scores a game-high 40 points in the Warriors win over the Pacers.
Jan. 5 vs. Oklahoma City: Scored 19 points in just 19 minutes as the Warriors topped the Thunder 117-91.
Jan. 7 vs. Indiana: Shot 6-of-11 from distance en route to 40 points, and added four rebounds and three assists in a 117-102 win over the Pacers.
Jan. 9 vs. Cleveland: Collected 24 points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals in a 112-94 win over the Cavaliers.
Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Atlanta's Jeff Teague, Denver's Arron Afflalo, Detroit's Greg Monroe, Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin and Chris Paul, New Orleans' Anthony Davis, Philadelphia's Robert Covington, Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard, and Sacramento's DeMarcus Cousins.