Monday night is for NBA awards. The Great League comes as usual to reveal the identity of the two best players of the past week: Damian Lillard and Giannis Antetokounmpo win the day!
A little annoyed by the poor results of his team, Lillard sent a very big week characterized in particular by his explosion to 60 points against the Jazz. It’s the fourth time in his career that Dame Time has hit that mark, putting him on par with some pretty cool names like Michael Jordan and James Harden. In addition to this masterclass, the Portland sniper also sent 37 pawns on the head of the Spurs and 30 units against the Raptors, which gives us a not disgusting average of 42.3 points over the week (63% shooting, 51 % at 3-points, 92% on free throws), with almost 8 assists as a bonus. Under his leadership, the Blazers won two out of three games.
In the Eastern Conference, Giannis Antetokounmpo marked his return with several XXL performances, including one at 50 points – 13 rebounds against the Pelicans yesterday. We remind you that the Freak had missed five consecutive games because of a capricious knee but he wasted no time in getting back into the rhythm. Across all four games played this week, Giannis averaged 38.3 points, 12.8 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1 steal, all on 62 percent shooting in just 30 minutes per night. You have to say it if it’s too easy eh. Behind their leader, the Bucks quietly resumed their march forward with four wins.
Other nominees in the West include Anthony Edwards (Wolves), Paul George and Kawhi Leonard (Clippers), as well as LeBron James (Lakers). On the other side of the States, Bam Adebayo (Heat), Kyle Kuzma (Wizards) and Julius Randle also had a serious record.
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West: Anthony Edwards (MIN), Paul George and Kawhi Leonard (LAC) and LeBron James (LAL)
East: Bam Adebayo (MIA), Kyle Kuzma (WAS) and Julius Randle (NYK) https://t.co/ahd0OwZE5U
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