Warriors forward David Lee has been named the NBA Western Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, December 30, through Sunday, January 5.
In four games last week, Lee averaged 24.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists while shooting 67.2 percent from the field, leading the Warriors to a 4-0 week on the road and extending the team’s winning streak to nine games, their longest win streak in a single-season since 1975-76 (10 games).
The 6-9 forward tallied at least 20 points and eight rebounds in all four contests during the week, becoming the only player in the league to do so this season while shooting at least 55 percent in each game.
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Lee recorded his second 30-point/10-rebound game of the season on Jan. 2 at Miami and added another 20/10 game (his 11th of the year) on Jan. 5 at Washington.
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With 32 points and 14 rebounds in the win over the Heat, Lee became the first Warrior to tally those figures while shooting better than 75 percent since Rony Seikaly did so in 1994.
Lee shot better than 75 percent while attempting at least 15 shots in consecutive games (Dec. 31 and Jan. 2), joining LeBron James as the only players to accomplish that feat this season.
In 36 games this season, the eight-year veteran is averaging 19.0 points, 9.8 rebounds (T-11th in NBA) and 2.3 assists while shooting 52.3 percent from the field.
Dating back to last season, no player has more double-doubles than Lee’s 76.
Lee has helped the Warriors to a 23-13 record and a share of the Pacific Division lead, the latest into the season that the team has led the division since March 2, 1992.
As of the second All-Star returns on December 26, David Lee ranked 13th among the top Western Conference frontcourt vote-getters. You can vote for David Lee for NBA All-Star via text, Facebook, Twitter, NBA.com, and more. For all of the ways you can vote, please visit warriors.com/DubTheVote.