Steph Curry (35) and Jayson Tatum (25) led the way for the week.
The NBA announced its Players of the Week for Week 2 (Oct. 31-Nov. 6) of the 2023-24 season on Sunday.
Curry was named Western Conference Player of the Week, while Tatum was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week.
Curry, who was named Player of the Week for the first time since Nov. 5 last year, earned his 20th career award. He averaged 30.3 points, five rebounds, 4.8 assists, and 1.3 steals in 31.1 minutes per game while leading his team to a 3-1 record during the period, shooting 57.4% from the field, 52.3% from three-point range (11 attempts), and 87% from the free throw line (8.7 attempts).
In particular, Curry exploded from beyond the arc in clutch situations against the New Orleans Pelicans, Sacramento Kings, and Oklahoma City Thunder. Golden State, which has added a number of wins behind Curry’s play, is now 5-2 and in third place in the West.
Tatum averaged 31.7 points, 9.7 rebounds, and 2.7 assists in 31.7 minutes per game last week, shooting 58.9% from the field, 54.2% from three-point range (8 attempts), and 94.1% from the free throw line (5.7 attempts). In that span, Boston won all three games and remains undefeated this season (5-0).
Tatum is also well on his way to making Boston history. He now has 10 Player of the Week honors, which is tied for third most in franchise history. The only players with more honors in that category are greats like Paul Pierce (17) and Larry Bird (14).
Tatum also became the 10th youngest player in NBA history and the youngest in Boston franchise history to reach 10,000 career points this week. 보스토토 도메인
Meanwhile, there are some players who didn’t quite make the cut for Player of the Week.
In the West, Anthony Davis (Lakers), Luka Doncic (Dallas), Anthony Edwards (Minnesota), Jeremy Grant (Portland), Nikola Jokic (Denver), and Victor Wambanyama (San Antonio) had strong weeks, while in the East, Scottie Barnes (Toronto) was honored, Joel Embiid and Kelly Oubre Jr. (Philadelphia), Tyreese Halliburton (Indiana), Donovan Mitchell (Cleveland), Dejounte Murray (Atlanta) and Cam Thomas (Brooklyn).