Monday, January 18, 2016

John Wall Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week

Former Kentucky start John Wall was named NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week earlier today.

Here's a release from the NBA:

NEW YORK — The Washington Wizards' John Wall and the Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant were today named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Jan. 11 through Sunday, Jan. 17.

Wall led the Wizards to a 3-1 week behind averages of 25.0 points (fourth in the Eastern Conference), a conference-leading 9.8 assists, 6.0 rebounds and a conference-leading 3.0 steals. Wall posted two point-assist double-doubles and recorded a seven-steal game. He tallied 28 points, eight assists and seven rebounds during a 118-104 win over the Indiana Pacers on Jan. 15.

Durant led the Thunder to a 4-0 week behind averages of 26.0 points (third in the Western Conference), 8.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists. He logged a 30-point game and two point-rebound double-doubles for Oklahoma City, which defeated the Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat and recorded two wins over the Minnesota Timberwolves. On Jan. 13, Durant shot 9-of-14 from the field en route to a game-high 29 points and added 10 rebounds and four assists during a 108-89 win over the Mavericks.

Here is a recap of the week for Wall and Durant:

John Wall, Washington Wizards

•Jan. 11 @ Chicago: Collected 17 points, 10 assists, five rebounds and three steals during a 114-100 win over the Bulls.
•Jan 13 vs. Milwaukee: Posted 19 points, eight assists and five rebounds in a 106-101 win over the Bucks.
•Jan. 15 @ Indiana: Tallied 28 points, eight assists and seven rebounds during a 118-104 win over the Pacers.
•Jan. 16 vs. Boston: Scored 36 points, dished out 13 assists and added seven rebounds and seven steals in a 119-117 loss to the Celtics.

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