The LA Clippers’ Blake Griffin and Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James were named NBA Western and Eastern Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played between Feb. 6 – Feb. 12.
Just how good has Blake been lately?
Griffin led the Clippers to a 2-1 record during that span, averaging nearly a triple-double with 26 points, 10.3 rebounds and 8 assists per game. He shot 49.2 percent from the field, but potentially most impressive was his 50 percent mark from beyond the arc (4-8).
Blake Griffin’s stats for games between Feb. 6 – Feb 12, via NBA.com
With starting point guard Chris Paul still out, Griffin’s biggest contributions have been noticed on the offensive end. He’s not just scoring the ball, but setting teammates up at a remarkable rate over the last two weeks overall.
Better yet, he had just three turnovers during the three-game span that earned him the Player of the Week award.
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