Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker and New York Knicks forward Julius Randle have been named the NBA Players of the Week for Week 20.
Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker and New York Knicks forward Julius Randle have been named the NBA Western and Eastern Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for Week 20 of the 2022-23 season (Feb. 27 – March 5). pic.twitter.com/kmvGo1TajA
— NBA Communications (@NBAPR) March 6, 2023
Check out their performances from the past week of action.
Playing alongside newest teammate Kevin Durant, Booker dominated Week 20 with averages of 36.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 7.7 assists while leading Phoenix to an undefeated week. The superstar guard scored 35 or more in all three matchups, highlighted by his 36-point outpour on 60% shooting (15-for-25) in a thrilling victory against Dallas on Sunday.
Booker is averaging 27.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 5.8 assists over 38 games this season. The Suns (36-29) are currently No. 4 in the Western Conference standings.
𝐖𝐄𝐒𝐓𝐄𝐑𝐍 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐅𝐄𝐑𝐄𝐍𝐂𝐄 𝐏𝐋𝐀𝐘𝐄𝐑 𝐎𝐅 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐖𝐄𝐄𝐊.
Book’s 7th career POTW award, tying @SteveNash for the most in franchise history! 👏 pic.twitter.com/ui8BwoekgJ
— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) March 6, 2023
The two-time All-Star led New York to an undefeated (3-0) week with averages of 29.5 points, 8.3 rebounds and 4.8 assists. His week was highlighted by a miraculous game-winning 3-pointer to beat the Miami Heat on Friday night.
Randle is averaging 25.4 points, 10.4 rebounds and 4.2 assists over 66 games this season. The Knicks (39-27) are currently No. 5 in the Eastern Conference standings and enter Week 21 riding a nine-game winning streak.
🗣️HE'S BEEN BALLIN'
Congrats to Julius Randle for being awarded Eastern Conference Player of the Week. pic.twitter.com/zixqMAGiRJ
— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) March 6, 2023