On Monday, the NBA announced that Los Angeles Clippers’ power forward Blake Griffin was named the Western Conference’s Player of the Week.
The National Basketball Association today announced that Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin has been named Western Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, Dec. 16, through Sunday, Dec. 22. It marks the second time this season Griffin has captured the honor (Nov.11-17) and the third time in his career he has won. Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat was the Eastern Conference winner.
Griffin helped the Clippers to a 4-0 week behind averages of 26.0 points (third in the Western Conference), 11.3 rebounds (ninth in the conference) and 3.3 assists. He posted at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in three games and shot 49 percent (35 of 67 FG) from the field and 87.5 percent (35 of 40 FT) from the free throw line for the week. On Dec. 16, Griffin tallied 27 points and nine rebounds in a 115-92 win over the San Antonio Spurs and on Dec. 22 he collected 32 points, 10 rebounds and four steals during a 120-116 overtime win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Clippers won all four games last week.
On the season Griffin is averaging 20.9 points, 10.5 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game.