Kawhi Leonard named NBA Eastern Conference player of the week for second time this year

Kawhi Leonard (SD DIrk, Wikimedia Commons)

For the second time this season, Kawhi Leonard of the Toronto Raptors has been named the NBA Eastern Conference player of the week. In an announcement made on Monday, Leonard was selected for his performances from January 7-13.

In three games, Leonard averaged 30.7 points and 8.7 rebounds. He had 31 points, six assists, six steals, four rebounds and one block in a 104-101 win over the Atlanta Hawks on January 8. Leonard then had 20 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and one steal in a 122-105 win over the Brooklyn Nets on January 11. Then on January 13, Leonard had 41 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, three steals and two blocks in a 140-138 overtime win over the Washington Wizards. Meanwhile, the Western Conference Player of the Week was Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz.

Leonard was previously named the NBA Eastern Conference player of the week this season with the Raptors from November 26 to December 2. Raptors power forward Pascal Siakam was named the NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week from November-11.

The Raptors continues to be one of the elite teams in the NBA. At 33 wins and 12 losses, they have a winning percentage of .733 and lead the Milwaukee Bucks by a game and a half for the best record. The Bucks at .714, are the only other team in the NBA with a winning percentage of over .700 as they have a record of 30 wins and 12 losses.



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