Griffin named Western Conference Player of the Week

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Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin, left, goes up for a basket past Houston Rockets' Omer Asik, of Turkey, during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin, left, goes up for a basket past Houston Rockets’ Omer Asik, of Turkey, during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

The National Basketball Association today announced that Los Angeles Clippers’ forward Blake Griffin has been named Western Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, Nov. 11, through Sunday, Nov. 17.  It marks the second time in Griffin’s career he has won the award. LeBron James of the Miami Heat earned the honor for the Eastern Conference.

Griffin helped the Clippers to a 3-0 week behind averages of 25.7 points (tied for third in the Western Conference), 11.3 rebounds (ninth in the conference), 4.7 assists and 1.0 steals. He posted at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in all three games. On Nov. 11, Griffin tallied 25 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in a 109-107 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. On Nov. 13, Griffin scored 22 points and added 12 rebounds, seven assists and three steals as the Clippers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 111-103, and on Nov. 16 he had a season-high 30 points and 12 rebounds in a 110-103 win over the Brooklyn Nets.

Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Atlanta’s Jeff Teague, Chicago’s Luol Deng, Denver’s Ty Lawson, Golden State’s Klay Thompson, Houston’s Jeremy Lin, Minnesota’s Kevin Love, Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, Orlando’s Arron Afflalo and Portland’s LaMarcus Aldridge.

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