INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- Indiana Pacers superstar Paul George was officially named the NBA's Eastern Conference Player of the Week. George's play from November 23rd to the 29th was viewed as the best from any player in the Eastern Conference. During this stretch, the Pacers had a 3-0 record and Paul George averaged 37.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.3 steals. George shot 54.7 percent from the field, 57.1 percent from three-point range, and 86.7 percent from the free throw line. George led the Eastern Conference in scoring during this stretch. Also, this was George's best week in terms of scoring average in his career.
Paul George's first game during this period was on Nov. 24 against the Washington Wizards. George had 40 points, eight rebounds, four assists and two steals. George shot 14-of-19 (73.7 percent) from the field, 7-of-8 (87.5 percent) from the perimeter, and 5-of-6 (83.3 percent) from the free throw line. Indiana won this game by a score of 123-106 to improve to 9-5 on the season.
Paul George then had 33 points, eight rebounds and two assists on Nov. 27 against the Chicago Bulls. George shot 11-of-24 (45.8 percent) from the field, 4-of-10 (40.0 percent) from the perimeter, and 7-of-7 (100.0 percent) from the free throw line. George showed up big for the Pacers to get a crucial 104-92 over the Bulls. This win put the Pacers to 10-5 on the season.
Paul George had 39 points, four rebounds, one assist, one block, and two steals against the Los Angeles Lakers on Nov. 29. George shot 10-of-21 (47.6 percent) from the field, 5-of-10 (50.0 percent) from the perimeter, and 14-of-17 (82.4 percent) from the free throw line. George showed up big against his childhood idol (Kobe Bryant) on the same day Bryant announced he would retire at season's end. George led his struggling teammates to an 11-5 record and finished 3-0 on the week.
Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder was named the NBA's Western Conference Player of the Week. Durant averaged 30.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.3 blocks. Durant shot 58.5 percent from the field, 52.2 percent from three-point range and 94.4 percent from the free throw line. Oklahoma City held a 4-0 record during this stretch. Some could argue that Stephen Curry should have been the winner of this award, but Durant was the most all-around dominant player in the Western Conference during this stretch of play.