Mar 16, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao (17) and Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) tangle under the hoop during first quarter action at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin named Western Conference Player of the Week

Los Angeles Clippers’ power forward Blake Griffin has taken his game to another level this season.

Griffin kept the Clippers afloat while star point guard Chris Paul missed time with an injury and if it weren’t for Miami Heat forward LeBron James and Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant, Griffin would very likely be in the MVP conversation.

On Monday, Griffin was reward for his play when the league named him the NBA’s Western Conference Player of the Week.

Broderick Turner of The Los Angeles Times has the scoop.

During that week, Griffin averaged 27 points, 9.3 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.5 steals while playing an average of 36.9 minutes a game.

He scored at least 20 points in all four games and currently has scored 20-plus points in 26 consecutive games.

Griffin is also the league’s reigning Player of the Month for the month of February.

On the season, Griffin is averaging 24.3 points, 9.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.1 steals per game.

The Clippers, who have won 11 games in a row, will be back in action Monday night when they travel to Denver to take on the Nuggets. Tip-off is set for 10:30 pm EST and the game is on ESPN.

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