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Cavs' Irving, Pelicans' Davis named Players of the Week

POSTED: Mar 16, 2015 3:05 PM ET

Official release


— The Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving and the New Orleans Pelicans' Anthony Davis today were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, March 9, through Sunday, March 15.

Irving helped the Cavaliers to a 3-0 week behind a league-best 37.3 points. The fourth-year guard added 4.7 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 2.3 steals as the Cavaliers posted road victories over the Dallas Mavericks, San Antonio Spurs and Orlando Magic. Irving led the league in three-point percentage (.867) last week. He recorded his second 50-point game of the season on March 12, when he netted a career-high 57 points during a 128-125 overtime win over the Spurs.

Davis led the Pelicans to a 2-1 week, with averages of 31.3 points (second in the league), 10.0 rebounds (tied-10th in the West), 6.0 assists and a league-leading 4.7 blocks. Davis posted two point-rebound double-doubles and handed out five or more assists in all three games. He tallied 36 points, 14 rebounds, seven assists and nine blocks during the Pelicans' lone loss of the week, a 118-111 double-overtime loss to the Denver Nuggets on March 15.

Here is a recap of the week for Irving and Davis:

Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers

Kyrie Irving's Incredible 57-Point Performance

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March 10 @ Dallas: Scored 22 points and added five rebounds, five assists and two steals in a 127-94 win over the Mavericks.

March 12 @ San Antonio: Posted a career-high 57 points, including 7-of-7 from three-point range during a 128-125 overtime win over the Spurs.

March 15 @ Orlando: Shot 12-of-15 from the field en route to 33 points, and added four rebounds and four assists during a 123-108 win over the Magic.

Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans

Davis Shines In Loss To Nuggets

Anthony Davis had 36 points, 14 rebounds, nine blocks and a career-high seven assists for New Orleans on Sunday night.

March 9 @ Milwaukee: Scored 43 points and added 10 rebounds, six assists and two blocks in a 114-103 win over the Bucks.

March 10 @ Brooklyn: Collected 15 points, six rebounds, five assists and three blocks during a 111-91 win over the Nets.

March 15 vs. Denver: Posted 36 points, 14 rebounds, seven assists and nine blocks during a 118-111 double-overtime loss to the Nuggets.

Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Denver's Kenneth Faried, Indiana's Rodney Stuckey, the Los Angeles Clippers' DeAndre Jordan, Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook, Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge, San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker, Utah's Rudy Gobert and Washington's John Wall.