Clippers' Blake Griffin named NBA's Western Conference player of week

Clippers All-Star power forward Blake Griffin was named the Western Conference player of the week by the NBA for his play during the week of Nov. 11-17.

Griffin averaged 25.7 points during that week, tied for the third-highest in the Western Conference.

He averaged 11.3 rebounds (ninth-best in the West), 4.7 assists and 1.1 steals.

Griffin helped the Clippers to a 3-0 record during that week and he averaged a double-double of at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in those three games.

Griffin leads the Clippers in scoring (22.9) and is second in rebounds (10.9) and assists (3.3).

He’ll have his hands full again Monday night when the Clippers face the Memphis Grizzlies at Staples Center and when Griffin battles his nemesis, Memphis power forward Zach Randolph.

Miami Heat’s LeBron James was named the Eastern Conference player of the week for averaging a league-best 34.0 points in lifting the Heat to a 3-0 week.


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