Anthony Davis and Kyrie Irving named NBA Players of the Week
Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans were named the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Player of the Week, respectively for the week from March 9th to March 15th.
Irving averaged 37.3 points and 4.6 assists as the Cavaliers went unbeaten during the week by picking up wins against the Dallas Mavericks, the San Antonio Spurs and the Orlando Magic. He led the league in three point shooting percentage with a jaw dropping 86.7%. He recorded a franchise high 57 points against the defending champs. He is the first player since Kobe Bryant to have two 50+ games in the same season. He previously dropped 50+ against the Portland Traiblazers (55 points).
Here are the highlights from Irving’s franchise and career high 57 points against the Spurs:
Davis led the Pelicans to a 2-1 record and has kept the team’s hopes of a Playoff berth alive. Across the three games against the Milwaukee Bucks, the Brooklyn Nets and the Denver Nuggets, he averaged 31.3 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists and 4.6 blocks per game. During the double overtime loss to the Nuggets, Davis registered a near quadruple double in 48 minutes with figures of 36 points, 14 rebounds, 9 blocks and 7 assists.