Doncic and Porzingis named Players of the Week

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Giannis Askounis

02/Jan/23 21:41

European stars and former teammates, Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis are the top players in the 11th week of the NBA Regular Season

By Johnny Askounis/

A huge week for Luka Doncic delivers the Player of the Week nod. Sharing in, his former Dallas Mavericks teammate Kristaps Porzingis.

Doncic, 23, racking his second straight Player of the Week award, went for 48.6 points per game in the 11th week of the 2022-23 NBA Regular Season. An incredible tally highlighted by his personal best 60 points in the home win against the New York Knicks Tuesday.

Porzingis, 27, played alongside the Slovenian star for two and a half seasons at Dallas. Now a leading player of the Washington Wizards, the Latvian big averaged 24.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.5 blocks, 1.5 steals, and 1.3 assists per contest this week.

Falling short of the European duo, other nominees noted were LeBron James, Nikola Jokic, Ja Morant, Jordan Poole, Domantas Sabonis and Zion Williamson in the West, and Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jaylen Brown, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Tyrese Haliburton, Buddy Hield and Myles Turner in the East.

The list of Players of the Week of the 2022-23 NBA Regular Season:

Eastern Conference Western Conference
Week 1 Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics) Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers)
Week 2 Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Oklahoma City Thunder)
Week 3 Kevin Durant (Brooklyn Nets) Paul George (Los Angeles Clippers)
Week 4 Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers) Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors)
Week 5 Tyrese Haliburton (Indiana Pacers) De’Aaron Fox (Sacramento Kings)
Week 6 Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks) Deandre Ayton (Phoenix Suns)
Week 7 Kevin Durant (Brooklyn Nets) Anthony Davis (Los Angeles Lakers)
Week 8 Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers) Zion Williamson (New Orleans Pelicans)
Week 9 Donovan Mitchell (Cleveland Cavaliers) Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets)
Week 10 Pascal Siakam (Toronto Raptors) Luka Doncic (Dallas Mavericks)
Week 11 Kristaps Porzingis (Washington Wizards) Luka Doncic (Dallas Mavericks)

In monthly accolades, Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics) and Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns) were the recipients of the October/November Player of the Month awards of the Eastern and Western Conferences, respectively.

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