Lillard, Antetokounmpo named NBA Player of the Week for Nov. 15-21
The NBA announced that former Damian Lillard and Giannis Antetokounmpo have been named NBA Players of the Week for Nov. 15-22, each going 3-0 in their respective conferences.
Lillard brushed off a poor start to the season coming off injury and led the Blazers to a 3-0 week, averaging 28.3 points, 8.3 assists, and making all 22 free throw attempts. His best performance was in an electric 39 point, 7 assist game against the 76ers on Saturday.
Antetokounmpo also helped an inconsistent Bucks team find their footing with a 3-0 week, averaging 33.3 points, 16 rebounds, and 5 assists. He dominated with 47 points on 18-23 shooting against Anthony Davis and the Lakers last Wednesday.
Giannis becomes the first player with 30 points, 20 rebounds and 5 assists in less than 35 minutes since Willie Naulls in 1959! #NBA75 @Giannis_An34: 32 points, 20 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals, 3 blocks in 30 minutes pic.twitter.com/K208KqDMYv— NBA (@NBA) November 21, 2021
Other nominees for Player of the Week:
Western Conference: Deandre Ayton (PHX), Jordan Poole (GSW) and Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN).
Eastern Conference: LaMelo Ball (CHA), Jimmy Butler (MIA), Clint Capela (ATL), DeMar DeRozan (CHI), Darius Garland (CLE), James Harden (BKN), Tyrese Maxey (PHI) and Jayson Tatum (BOS).