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.
NBA Players of the Week for Week 17.
West: @shaiglalex (@okcthunder)
East: @Dwhite921 (@celtics) pic.twitter.com/SIs78o7tJQ
— NBA (@NBA) February 13, 2023
Check out their performances from the past week of action.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Thunder
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.
𝙎𝙩𝙚𝙖𝙙𝙮 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙠 𝙬𝙚𝙚𝙠. 💼 pic.twitter.com/syKPAIXFAm
— OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) February 13, 2023
Derrick White, Celtics
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.
DWhite has been white hot 🔥🔥🔥
Congratulations on your first career Player of the Week honors, @Dwhite921 pic.twitter.com/wrmbHSFIQi
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) February 13, 2023