NEW YORK, Nov. 3, 2014 – The Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh and the Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson were today named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Tuesday, Oct. 28, through Sunday, Nov. 2.
Bosh averaged 25.7 points (third in the conference), 11.3 rebounds (third in the conference), 4.0 assists and 1.3 steals as he helped Miami to the East’s lone perfect week at 3-0. He led the Heat in scoring, rebounding and minutes in all three games, and posted two double-doubles. In Miami’s season-opening 107-95 victory over the Washington Wizards on Oct. 29, Bosh tallied 26 points and added 15 boards, and connected on 3-of-4 three-point field goal attempts.
Thompson led the league in scoring at 29.7 ppg, as he shot .455 (10-of-22) from distance and .913 (21-of-23) from the foul line. He scored a career high 41 points on 14-of-18 shooting from the field on Nov. 1, during a 127-104 win over the Los Angeles Lakers. To close the week, Thompson poured in 29 points at Portland on Nov. 2, including hitting the go-ahead shot with 8.9 seconds remaining during a 95-90 Warriors win.
Here is a recap of the week for Bosh and Thompson:
Chris Bosh, Miami Heat
Oct. 29 vs. Washington: Recorded 26 points, 15 rebounds and four assists during a 107-95 win over the Wizards.
Nov. 1 @ Philadelphia: Scored 30 points and added eight rebounds, four assists and two steals in a 114-96 win over the 76ers.
Nov. 2 vs. Toronto: Notched his second double-double of the week with 21 points and 11 rebounds during a 107-102 win over the Raptors.
Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors
Oct. 29 @ Sacramento: Scored 19 points and added six assists and two steals in a 95-77 win over the Kings.
Nov. 1 vs. L.A. Lakers: Scored a career high 41 points and added five rebounds during a 127-104 win over the Lakers.
Nov. 2 @ Portland: Hit the go-ahead shot with 8.9 seconds remaining and finished with 29 points in a 95-90 win over the Trail Blazers.
Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Atlanta’s Jeff Teague, Brooklyn’s Joe Johnson, Chicago’s Pau Gasol, Cleveland’s LeBron James and Kevin Love, Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin, Memphis’ Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph, New Orleans’ Anthony Davis, New York’s Carmelo Anthony, Sacramento’s DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay, Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan and Washington’s John Wall.