NEW YORK – The Charlotte Hornets’ Kemba Walker and the Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, March 7 through Sunday, March 13.
Walker helped the Hornets to a 4-0 week with averages of 27.8 points (second in the Eastern Conference), 6.8 assists (10th in the conference) and 5.0 rebounds. He recorded two games with at least 30 points and dished out six or more assists in all four contests. Walker connected on 16-of-31 (51.6 percent) three-point field goals for the week. On March 12, Walker posted 26 points, six assists and five rebounds as the Hornets recorded their seventh straight win, a 125-109 victory over the Houston Rockets.
Curry led the Warriors to a 4-0 week behind averages of 30.5 points (third in the Western Conference), 5.8 assists, 5.5 rebounds and 2.25 steals (sixth in the conference). He connected on 24-of-52 (46.2 percent) from beyond the arc, adding to his NBA-record tally of three-point makes in a season, which currently stands at 318. Curry recorded two double-doubles, including his 41-point, 13-rebound effort during Golden State’s 119-113 win over the Orlando Magic on March 7.
Here is a recap of the week for Walker and Curry:
Kemba Walker, Charlotte Hornets
March 7 vs. Minnesota: Scored 34 points and added seven rebounds and six assists during a 108-103 win over the Timberwolves.
March 9 vs. New Orleans: Posted 35 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in a 122-113 win over the Pelicans.
March 11 vs. Detroit: Tallied 16 points and eight assists in a 118-103 win over the Pistons.
March 12 vs. Houston: Scored 26 points and added six assists and five rebounds during a 125-109 win over the Rockets.
Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
March 7 vs. Orlando: Scored 41 points and added 13 rebounds, three assists and four steals during a 119-113 win over the Magic.
March 9 vs. Utah: Posted his second straight double-double by scoring 12 points and dishing out 10 assists in a 115-94 win over the Jazz.
March 11 vs. Portland: Scored 34 points and added four assists, three rebounds and two steals in a 128-112 win over the Trail Blazers.
March 12 vs. Phoenix: Scored 35 points and added six assists in a 123-116 win over the Suns.
Other nominees for the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Atlanta’s Paul Millsap, Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving and LeBron James, Denver’s Emmanuel Mudiay, Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo, Phoenix’s Devin Booker, San Antonio’s LaMarcus Aldridge and Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan.