Anthony Davis - POTW

Anthony Davis Named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week

Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis has been named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week for games played Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, it was announced today.

Davis averaged 37.8 points (.652 FG%, .625 3FG%, .857 FT%), 13.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 3.3 blocks as the Lakers finished the week 3-1 with victories over Portland, Milwaukee and Washington.

To begin the week, Davis tallied 25 points, 13 rebounds, six assists and four blocks against the Indiana Pacers on Nov. 28. In a home victory over the Trail Blazers on Nov. 30, the 29-year-old finished with 27 points, 12 rebounds, one assist, one steal and three blocks. Davis then recorded 44 points (18-27 FG), 10 rebounds, four assists and three blocks in a 133-129 road win over the Bucks on Dec. 2, marking his first 40-point outing of the season.

To cap off the week, Davis recorded a season-high 55 points (22-30 FG, 9-9 FT), 17 rebounds, one assist and three blocks in a 130-119 road victory over the Wizards on Dec. 4. With the performance, Davis joined Elgin Baylor and Shaquille O’Neal as the only players in Lakers history with 40+ points and 10+ rebounds in back-to-back games. He is the first player since Patrick Ewing in December of 1990 to record 50+ points, 15+ rebounds and 3+ blocks on 70% shooting in a regular season game.

In 20 games (all starts) for the Lakers this season, Davis is averaging 28.6 points (.590 FG%), a league-leading 12.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.4 steals and 2.4 blocks in 34.6 minutes. He has tallied 20+ points and 10+ rebounds in 10 consecutive games, good for the second-longest streak of his career, and he has scored at least 20 points in 19 of 20 games this season.

Davis wins his eighth Western Conference Player of the Week award and his first since Dec. 9 of 2019.