Williams Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week

The National Basketball Association announced Monday guard Lou Williams has been named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played November 17-23. Williams earned the honours for the first time in his career and joined Chris Bosh (7X), Vince Carter (7X), Mike James, Jalen Rose and Kyle Lowry as the only players in team history to win the award.

Williams helped the Raptors to a 3-0 record last week, averaging 23.7 points off the bench while shooting .526 (10-for-19) from three-point range and a perfect 21-for-21 at the free throw line.

He was the only player in the NBA last week to average 23.0+ points and play less than 25.0 minutes. During Saturday’s 110-93 win at Cleveland, Williams sparked an 18-point comeback with a career-high 36 points. He became the first non-starter in team history to shoot a perfect 15-for-15 at the free throw line.

Williams is averaging 13.4 points in 13 games this season, the most among Eastern Conference reserve players. He has scored in double figures in nine of the last 10 games (Nov. 4-22).

Toronto currently leads the Eastern Conference with a franchise-best 11-2 record. The Raptors have the best home mark in the East (8-1) and play host to the Phoenix Suns tonight at Air Canada Centre (7:30 p.m. TSN2/Sportsnet 590 The FAN).

Raptors Post-Game: Louis Williams - November 22, 2014

Louis Williams speaks with Leo Rautins following a career-high scoring performance of 36 points as the Raptors win 110-93 against the Cavaliers on Saturday night.

Big Week For Lou Williams

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Raptors Post-Game: Louis Williams - November 22, 2014

Louis Williams speaks with Leo Rautins following a career-high scoring performance of 36 points as the Raptors win 110-93 against the Cavaliers on Saturday night.
Nov 22, 2014  |  00:34

A Career-High 36 For Williams

Louis Williams scores a career-high 36 points off of the bench, and goes a perfect 15 for 15 from the strike, leading the Raptors over the Cavaliers.
Nov 21, 2014  |  00:00

Raptors Highlights: Louis Williams Crosses LeBron James - November 22, 2014

Watch as Louis Williams shakes up LeBron James with a mean crossover before hitting the step-back jumper vs. Cleveland Cavaliers.
Nov 22, 2014  |  00:22

Raptors Highlights: Lou Takes The Lead - November 22, 2014

Louis Williams closes the first half of play with a step-back three for a second consecutive night. Raptors lead the Cavaliers 56-54 at halftime.
Nov 22, 2014  |  00:22

Williams Puts Up 5 Triples, 22 Points

Louis Williams goes on a tear from deep knocking down 5 triples, shooting 50% from the field to notch 22 points in a Raptor rout of the Bucks.
Nov 20, 2014  |  00:00

Raptors Highlights: Lou Closes The Half - November 21, 2014

Louis Williams strikes again, beating the buzzer for a second time tonight with a long distance shot from downtown over Nate Wolters. Raptors lead Bucks 71-45 at the half.
Nov 21, 2014  |  00:35

Raptors Highlights: Lou At The Buzzer - November 21, 2014

Louis Williams hits the step-back three ball over Brandon Knight to beat the buzzer, closing first quarter action vs. Milwaukee Bucks.
Nov 21, 2014  |  00:15

Raptors Highlights: Lou's And-One Fadeaway - November 19, 2014

Coming off the dish from Patrick Patterson, Louis Williams drains the fadeaway while drawing contact with Zach Randolph for an and-one opportunity vs. Memphis Grizzlies.
Nov 19, 2014  |  00:18

Lou Williams - November 17, 2014

Lou Williams speaks with members of the media after practice on Monday.
Nov 17, 2014  |  02:41
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