The NBA has named Kevin Durant, of the OKC Thunder, the Western Conference Player of the Week and Chris Bosh, of the Miami Heat, the Eastern Conference Player of the Week. Both players played big in place of injured stars on their team.
Chris Bosh led the Heat to a 3-1 record last week and played big in LeBron James’ absence against the Western Conference leading Portland Trailblazers. Bosh had 37 points and 10 rebounds, including a game-winning three pointer to give them the road win 108-107.
Durant averaged a league high 32 points last week as the Thunder won all three of their games. Two of those games without All-Star Russell Westbrook. He averaged a double-double in both of those games also.
Other Nominees Named (courtesy of NBA.com):
Golden State’s Stephen Curry, Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin and Chris Paul, Memphis’ Zach Randolph, Miami’s LeBron James, Minnesota’s Kevin Love, Orlando’s Arron Afflalo, Phoenix’s Miles Plumlee and Toronto’s Kyle Lowry.