The NBA named Cleveland Cavalier LeBron James and Golden State Warrior Klay Thompson as their Eastern Conference and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for the period of January 19 to January 25.
James posted a weekly average of 27.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, 6.8 assists and 2.25 steals, as the Cavaliers went a perfect 4-0, to jump up the standings to 25-20. James scored at least 25 points in all four games, and had back-to-back four-steal games against the Utah Jazz and Charlotte Hornets.
Thompson also helped the Warriors post a perfect 4-0 week, behind his 33.0 points and 2.25 steals per game. During that time, the Splash Brother hit 21-of-38 triples. More importantly, he set an NBA record for most points in a quarter, scoring 37 against the Sacramento Kings on January 23 (Jan. 24, PHL time).
Others considered for the awards were Atlanta Hawk Paul Millsap, Dallas Maverick Monta Ellis, Houston Rocket James Harden, LA Clipper DeAndre Jordan, New Orleans Pelican Anthony Davis, New York Knick Carmelo Anthony, Phoenix Suns Eric Bledsoe and Isaiah Thomas, San Antonio Spur Kawhi Leonard, and Toronto Raptor Kyle Lowry.