The New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis was named the Western Conference’s player of the week for games played Nov. 14 through Nov. 20.
The Pelicans went 3-0 last week in games the former University of Kentucky star played (3-1 overall) as he averaged a league-high 33.7 points, led the West with 13.7 rebounds and 3.0 blocks, and added 2.0 steals.
He scored 38 points in each of his last two games of the week — victories over the Portland Trail Blazers and Charlotte Hornets — to raise his season average to an NBA-high 31.7 points.
He also set a season high with six assists in the win over Portland on Nov. 18 and grabbed 16 rebounds in the overtime victory against Charlotte on Nov. 19.
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The Chicago Bulls’ Jimmy Butler won the weekly award for the Eastern Conference.
Butler helped the Bulls to a 3-1 week, with all victories coming on the road, by averaging 27.3 points (second in the East), 9.3 rebounds and 3.8 assists.