Rockets point guard Chris Paul named player of the week
Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul has been named the Western Conference Player of the Week. Paul helped the Rockets to a perfect 4-0 week as he averaged 26.0 points, 6.3 rebounds, 7.8 assists, and 3.25 steals per game.
Chris Paul over his last 4 games for the @HoustonRockets:
— NBA.com/Stats (@nbastats) December 18, 2017
Paul’s marquee performance during the week was his brilliant 28-point, eight-assist, seven-steal effort to lead the Rockets to a dominant 124-109 win over the San Antonio Spurs.
Per the Houston Chronicle’s Jonathan Feigen, Paul becomes the first Rockets player to win a player of the week award other than James Harden since Goran Dragic did so in April 2012, and the first Rocket to win it since Harden came to Houston in 2012-13.
The Rockets remain perfect at 14-0 with CP3 on the court this season. They won the season opener against the Golden State Warriors, and instantly went on their current 13-game winning streak after Paul made his return from a knee injury.
After sweeping the first four games of their current seven-game homestand, Paul and the Rockets will have three more home games on tap this week where they will look to extend their winning run to 16 games. They host the Utah Jazz on Monday night, the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, and the L.A. Clippers on Friday.
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