Paul George Named Western Conference Player of the Week
The NBA today announced that LA Clippers forward Paul George has been named Western Conference Player of the Week for games played from Monday, April 5 through Sunday, April 11. This is George’s ninth career Player of the Week Award, his first since February 11, 2019. During the week, George averaged 33.7 points and 5.7 assists while shooting 60.9 percent from beyond the arc.
The Palmdale, Calif., native has scored 30+ points in three-straight contests while helping lead the Clippers to a five-game winning streak, the longest active streak in the NBA. Against the Phoenix Suns on April 8, George became the first player in franchise history to have at least 30 points and six three-pointers made in consecutive games. On April 6 against the Portland Trail Blazers, George poured in 22 points in the first quarter, which was the most points scored by a Clipper in a first quarter since 2014. During the week, the seven-time All-Star was the only player to shoot 60% from behind the arc while attempting seven or more threes per game. Also, George was the only player during the week to average at least 30 points while shooting better than 60% from behind the arc.
In his 10th NBA season, the five-time All-NBA player is averaging 23.0 points, 6.2 rebounds, and a career-high 5.4 assists. The Clippers currently rank third in the Western Conference with a 37-18 record and have won 11 of their last 13 games.