Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant and Miami’s Dwyane Wade were named the NBA’s Players of the Week for the week of Jan. 25-31.
Wade averaged 24.0 points, 7.0 assists and 4.0 rebounds as the Heat went 4-0 last week, including Sunday’s 18-point win over Atlanta. He only had 17 points in that game, resting at the end of the blowout, but scored at least 24 in road wins at Chicago, Brooklyn and Milwaukee.
He’s averaging 18.7 points and 4.8 assists for Miami this season. The Heat have moved into first place in the Southeast Division with a 27-21 record.
Durant is averaging 27.2 points and 8.0 rebounds this season, and was even better last week. In Oklahoma City’s three games - all wins - he averaged 34.7 points and 11.7 rebounds, including a 44-point, 14-rebound game against the Knicks.
The 27-year-old has led the Thunder to a 36-13 record and first place in the Northwest Division, although they’ve been lost in the incredible seasons taking place in San Antonio and Golden State. Durant and teammate Russell Westbrook are trying to change that.