NBA officials announced that with the outstanding performance of the past week, Milwaukee Bucks’ adtokumbo and Phoenix Suns’ Booker were named the best player of the week (February 22 – February 28 local time) in the 10th week of the East and West Division.
In the past week, he led the team 3-0, averaging 37 points, 10.7 rebounds, 5.7 assists, 2.3 blocks and 1 steals. He scored at least 35 points in all three games. His 35 + consecutive games lasted to four, which is the longest record in his career. He joined Jabbar and became the only two bucks players who scored at least 35 + in four consecutive games. Last week, he rebounded twice in two games. This season, his 30 + 10 performance has reached 10 games, which continues to lead the league.
In the eighth season of his career, he averaged 29.2 points (5th in the League), 11.8 rebounds (4th in the League), 5.9 assists, 1.4 blocks and 1.2 steals, with a shooting percentage of 55.5%. He has double doubles in 24 of his 34 games this season. He is one of the two players in the league who average at least 25 points, 10 rebounds and five assists per game. This is the second time this season that he has won the best of the week, the 15th time in his career.
Booker led the Suns 3-1 in the past week, averaging the best 33 points in the west, which is higher than his playing time (32.3 minutes per game). Booker had a 53.8% shooting percentage and the team won 52 points on the court. Booker scored at least 33 points in three of last week’s four games, including a season high 43 points against Timberwolves, the highest score of any Western player in a single game last week. The Suns have won 11 of the past 13 games, ranking fourth in the West with 22-11, their best record in the first 33 games since the 2007-08 season.
This is the second time in Booker’s career that he has been elected player of the week. These two awards have been won in the last three weeks. The last one was from February 8 to 14. Booker is the first suns player of the week to win twice in the same season since 2007-08 season’s Stoudemire. Booker is also the first suns player to win two awards in three weeks since Nash won the best of the week for two consecutive weeks in January 2007.
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