Dwyane Wade and Chris Paul named NBA Players of the Week
Los Angeles Clippers’s Chris Paul was named the NBA Western Conference Player of the Week from March 16th to March 22nd while Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade was named as the NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the same period. Chris Paul led the Clippers to an unbeaten 4-0 week with victories over the Charlotte Hornets, Sacramento Kings, Washington Wizards and the New Orleans Pelicans. He had stellar averages of 26 points, 11.3 assists and 4 rebounds a game during the week.
He had a points and assists double-double in three of the four games and has a league-high assist to turnover average of 7.5 for the week. His performances allow the team sit at the top comfortably and at the same time help recently returned Blake Griffin to regain his rhythm.
Here is Paul getting upper hand against John Wall:
While the Miami Heat didn’t go undefeated, their 3-1 record for the week helps them stay afloat in the Playoff race for the last two spots in the East. With Goran Dragic still taking his time to gel with his new team, a rejuvenated Dwyane Wade has led the team to performance.
The team had two huge wins over the Portland Trailblazers and Cleveland Cavaliers, and neither would have been possible if it wasn’t for the 2006 NBA Finals MVP. In those two games, he averaged 32 points, 3 rebounds, and 4 assists and the win over LeBron James in Miami would have been the sweetest victory.
Here’s a recap of Wade’s great performance against the Cavs: