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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Derrick White named NBA Players of the Week

The guards in Oklahoma City and Boston take home the honors for Week 17.

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Boston Celtics guard Derrick White have been named the NBA Players of the Week for Week 17.

Check out their performances from the past week of action.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Thunder

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander tied his season-high with 44 points vs. Portland.

Oklahoma City’s leader powered his squad to a 2-1 week with averages of 31.3 points on 57.1% shooting and 6.3 assists. His week was highlighted by a 44-point performance against Portland, which tied his season-high for most points in a game. The Thunder (27-28) are currently 10th in the West standings.

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Derrick White, Celtics

Derrick White scored a season-high 33 points vs. Charlotte.

White has been critical to Boston as it stays afloat at the top of the East standings while reigning Kia Defensive Player of the Year Marcus Smart remains sidelined. White averaged 24.5 points, 7.5 assists and 4.8 rebounds during the 4-0 week, including a season-high 33-point performance against Charlotte. The Celtics (41-16) are currently 1st in the East standings.

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