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NBA Players of the Week: Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks and Tobias Harris of the LA Clippers

Tobias Harris, Giannis Antetokounmpo [NBA Getty Images]

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Tobias Harris were named Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week on Monday.

2018-19 Players of the Week
Western Eastern
Week 1 Nikola Jokic Kemba Walker
Week 2 Stephen Curry Giannis Antetokounmpo
Week 3 Russell Westbrook Victor Oladipo
Week 4 CJ McCollum Pascal Siakam
Week 5 Anthony Davis Nikola Vucevic
Week 6 Tobias Harris Giannis Antetokounmpo

Giannis Antetokounmpo

The Eastern Conference honours Antetokounmpo, who posted incredible numbers en route to a 3-1 week for the Milwaukee Bucks.

He averaged 32.8 points, 14.0 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 2.0 steals per game, all while shooting 63.6 percent from the field. In the Bucks' 43-point blow out win over the Portland Trail Blazers, Antetokounmpo posted a near triple-double with 33 points, 16 rebounds and nine assists. He replicated that performance in Milwaukee's comeback win over the Spurs with 34 points, 18 rebounds and eight assists.

These types of nights have become the norm for the Greek Freak, who is arguably the league's MVP if the season ended today. He's averaging 27.2 points, 13.0 rebounds and 5.7 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.2 blocks per game while leading the Bucks to a 14-5 record, good for second in the Eastern Conference. Those numbers are staggering, as he's the only player in the NBA who is averaging at least 25.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists so far this year.

He became the first player this season to earn two Player of the Week honours and his fifth time in his career. If he keeps this up, you'll likely see him continue to add to that number.

Tobias Harris

The Western Conference honours Harris, who stepped up in a major way to lead the LA Clippers to a 3-1 week.

He posted 24.8 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game while shooting above 50-40-90 (56.5 FG%, 45.5 3PT%, 91.7 FT%) for the week. In the Clippers win at the Atlanta Hawks, he had 24 points, eight rebounds, two blocks, an assist and a steal. His most impressive stat line came in a big road win over the Trail Blazers, one of the Western Conferences' top teams. He tied his career-high in points with 34 and grabbed 11 rebounds to go with an assist and a steal in the four-point victory.

Harris has been instrumental in the Clippers' successful start to this season. On a team where it seems like a different player is stepping up every night, Harris has been their reliable constant - he's averaging a team-high 21.5 points and a team-high 8.7 rebounds per game, all while shooting an efficient 52.5 percent from the field, 42.7 percent from three and 82.8 percent from the free throw line.

This was Harris' second time receiving this honour in his career. The Clippers are currently tied with the Golden State Warriors for first place in the brutal Western Conference with a 13-6 record and they don't seem to be going anywhere else any time soon.

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