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NBA Players of the Week: Russell Westbrook and Victor Oladipo

Westbrook and Oladipo named Players of the Week
Westbrook and Oladipo named Players of the Week (Getty Images)

Russell Westbrook and Vicor Oladipo were named Western and Eastern 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

Russell Westbrook

With Westbrook leading the charge, the Thunder have dug themselves out of their 0-4 start. They went a perfect 3-0 last week and have won four straight games overall.

Westbrook averaged 28.0 points, 10.0 assists and 5.0 rebounds per game while shooting 53.8 percent from the field. Watching Westbrook perform at an MVP level was surely a sight for sore eyes for Thunder after he got off to a relatively slow start to the season. Entering last week, Westbrook was averaging 22.7 points per game which ranked outside the top 20 leaguewide.

His best game of the week came in Charlotte on the first night of a back-to-back in a game that he took over down the stretch. Westbrook scored 13 points in the fourth quarter while outdueling Kemba Walker in a matchup of All-Star point guards.

Oklahoma City has four more games this week against the Pelicans, Cavaliers, Rockets and Mavericks.

Victor Oladipo

The defining moment of Oladipo's week came in the final seconds of Indiana's thrilling win over the Celtics as the All-Star pulled up and drained a go-ahead three for Indiana.

He's been perhaps the league's top clutch player over the first three weeks of the season. In the final five minutes and score within five points, Oladipo is 8-11 from the field including 5-7 from beyond the 3-point line.

He was brilliant all week, leading the Pacers to a 3-1 record while averaging 23.5 points and 10.3 rebounds per game. Of the 15 players who averaged double-digit boards last week, Oladipo was the only guard.

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