Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard has been named the NBA Western Conference Player of the Week for the week ending November 16th.
The press release:
PORTLAND, Ore. (November 17, 2014) - Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard was named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week for the week ending November 16, it was announced today by the NBA.
In wins over Charlotte, Denver and Brooklyn, Lillard averaged 28.0 points (58.8% FG), 4.7 rebounds, 8.7 assists and 1.33 steals. The NBA's leader with 33 3-pointers, Lillard went 14-for-20 (70.0%) from distance last week.
Lillard led the team in scoring all three games, and posted his first double-double of the season with 28 points and 10 assists in Saturday's win over Brooklyn.
Averaging 20.6 points, 5.2 rebounds and 6.6 assists this season, Lillard became the first Trail Blazer to tally 200 points, 50 rebounds and 50 assists in Portland's first 10 games since Clyde Drexler in 1993.
This is the first NBA Player of the Week honor for Lillard, who was an NBA All-Star and All-NBA Third Team member last season.
Cleveland's LeBron James is the Eastern Conference Player of the Week.