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Kemba Walker, Klay Thompson Named Players of the Week

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The Charlotte Hornets’ Kemba Walker and the Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson today were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Jan. 5, through Sunday, Jan. 11.

Walker led the Hornets to a 4-0 week behind a league-leading 30.3 ppg.  Walker, who posted back-to-back 30-point outings to open the week, averaged 5.8 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.3 steals.  He also ranked eighth in the Eastern Conference with 36.2 mpg.  During a 103-95 win over the Toronto Raptors on Jan. 8, Walker scored 29 points, handed out eight assists, pulled down seven rebounds and collected three steals.

Thompson led the Western Conference in scoring at 27.7 ppg, and helped the Warriors to a 3-0 week.  Thompson connected on 13-of-26 (.500) from three-point range and 14-of-15 (.933) free throw attempts.  On Jan. 7, Thompson poured in 40 points on 14-of-25 shooting from the field, including 6-of-11 from distance, and added four rebounds and three assists during a 117-102 win over the Indiana Pacers.

via NBA Press Releases

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