Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul George and Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum have been named the Western Conference and Eastern Conference player of the week respectively for week 16 of the 2020-21 NBA season.
In three games, George averaged 33.7PPG, 4.3RPG, and 5.7APG, leading the Clippers to a perfect 3-0 record.
In four games, Tatum averaged 31.5PPG, 8.5RPG, and 3.8APG, leading the Celtics to a 3-1 record.
Tatum set a career-high for total points scored during the week with a 53-point performance against the Timberwolves.
He also became the first Celtics player since Paul Pierce to score 25 points and grab 10 rebounds in three straight games.
George shot a staggering 61% from three during the week – which alone probably would’ve put him in the “player of the week” conversation.
This was George’s first player of the week award of the season.
Tatum previously won the player of the week award for the week of January 11-18.