Blake Griffin and Al Jefferson named Players of the Week

Los Angeles Clippers high-flyer Blake Griffin and Charlotte Bobcats pivot Al Jefferson have been named the Western and Eastern Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for the games played Mar. 10-16.

Image: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Image: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Los Angeles Clippers high-flying forward Blake Griffin was named the Western Conference Player of the Week for his four outstanding games between Mar. 10-16.

During the week, Griffin averaged 27 points, 9.3 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.5 steals in 36.9 minutes per game, while hitting 54.5% of his shot attempts.

Griffin’s play led the Clippers to a 4-0 record over the week, including an important victory over the Golden State Warriors, extending their winning streak to 11 games in total.

Griffin notched at 20 points in each game – extending his streak of 20-plus point games to 26 – and also had two double-doubles for the week.

This is Griffin’s third Player of the Week selection for the season.

Checkout Griffin’s box scores from his award-winning week below:

Mar. 10 @ Phoenix: 37 points (14-16 FG and 9-10 FT), six rebounds, three assists and one steal in a 112-105 win.

Mar. 12 vs Golden State: 30 points (13-28 FG and 4-8 FT), 15 rebounds, three assists and three steals in a 111-98 win

Mar. 14 vs Utah: 20 points (7-17 FG and 6-6 FT), five rebounds, five assists and two steals in a 96-87 win.

Mar. 16 vs Cleveland: 21 points (9-18 FG and 3-4 FT), 11 rebounds, eight assists and one block in a 102-80 win.

Image: Chuck Burton/AP Photo

Image: Chuck Burton/AP Photo

Charlotte Bobcats big man Al Jefferson was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week after stringing together four stellar games over the past week, becoming only the fifth player in Bobcats’ history to earn the award – the first since the 2009-10 season (Stephen Jackson and Gerald Wallace).

Over Charlotte’s four-game week, Jefferson averaged 24.3 points, 11.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.3 blocks per game, while shooting 54.7% from the floor.

Jefferson’s play spearheaded a 4-0 week for the Bobcats, including an impressive victory over fellow playoff-bound Eastern Conference rival Washington, as Charlotte becomes one of only four teams in the league on a winning streak of at least four games.

Jefferson was the only player in the league to score 20 points and grab 10 rebounds in at least three games during the week. He now has 20 games with 20 points and 10 rebounds for the season, a new Bobcats’ record.

The award is Jefferson’s first nomination as Player of the Week as a Bobcat, and the sixth time he has earned the award in his career.

Check out a recap of Jefferson’s week below:

Mar. 10 vs Denver: 26 points (12-23 FG and 2-6 FT), 13 rebounds, four assists, three steals and a block in a 105-98 win.

Mar. 12 @ Washington: 26 points (13-20 FG), 10 rebounds, one assist and one block in a 98-85 win.

Mar. 14 vs Minnesota: 25 points (12-26 FG and 1-1 FT), 16 rebounds, one assist and one block in a 105-93 win.

Mar. 16 @ Milwaukee: 20 points (10-17 FG), seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks in a 101-92 win.

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