The NBA announced Monday morning that Lakers forward/center Pau Gasol was named Western Conference Player of the Week for games played between October 26th and 31st.
The Spaniard was terrific in L.A.’s 3-0 week, averaging 25.3 points on 52.5 percent shooting alongside 10.3 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.0 blocks in 38.3 minutes per game.
This week marks the seventh in Gasol’s career that he’s been named Western P.O.W., and the fourth time as a Laker (three with Memphis).
Here’s a look at Gasol’s game-by-game statistical contributions:
Oct. 26 vs. Houston: Totaled 29 points, 11 rebounds, two blocks and two assists in a 112-110 win over the Rockets.
Oct. 29 @ Phoenix: Amassed 21 points, eight rebounds and nine assists with two swats in a 114-106 Lakers win over the Suns.
Oct. 31 vs. Golden State: Put up 26 points to go with 12 rebounds, four assists and a pair of blocks in a 107-83 win over the Warriors.
Boston’s Rajon Rondo won the award in the Eastern Conference while averaging 16.7 assists in three games, including a season-opening win over Miami.
Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week
were Atlanta’s Joe Johnson, Boston’s Paul Pierce, Golden State’s Monta
Ellis, Houston’s Luis Scola, Indiana’s Roy Hibbert, Miami’s LeBron James
and Dwyane Wade, Milwaukee’s Brandon Jennings, New Jersey’s Brook Lopez and
Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.