Top point guards Stephen Curry and Kyle Lowry named NBA Players of the Week

Reigning MVP Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors and Kyle Lowry of the Toronto Raptors were named the NBA’s Western and Eastern Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for the period of February 22 to 28 (Feb. 23-29, PHL time).

It is the fourth time Curry has won the award, and Lowry’s first, this season, though both were also cited in the past as Players of the Month (November for Curry, January for Lowry, along with teammate DeMar DeRozan).

Curry led the Warriors to a perfect 4-0 week, while averaging 43.8 points per contest. He made at least five triples in each of those games, including capping off the week with back-to-back games of at 10+ three-pointers made, all while shooting 61.1 percent from beyond the arc. In Golden State’s final game of the week, an OT-thriller against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Curry broke his own record for three-pointers made in a season, and equaled an NBA-record of 12 triples made in a single game.

Lowry meanwhile helped the team go 3-1 this week, with the only loss coming when he sat out the game. He put up averages of 28.7 points, 6.3 rebounds and 8.7 assists in that span, and notably nailed the game-winner for his side against the East’s best squad, the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Other players considered for the awards included Atlanta Hawk Al Horford, Detroit Piston Reggie Jackson, Portland Trail Blazer Damian Lillard, San Antonio Spur Kawhi Leonard, and Washington Wizard John Wall.

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