Norman Powell is the latest Raptors to string together a strong week as he was announced as the Eastern Conference Player of the Week on Monday.
Powell pumped in 31.3 points per game which ranked second in the NBA behind only Anthony Davis. He shot 56.1 percent overall, 46.2 percent from the 3-point line and 90.0 percent from the free throw line while leading the Raptors to a perfect 3-0 record.
Powell becomes the third Raptors player to win the award this season joining Pascal Siakam (2x) and Kyle Lowry. Dating back to the start of the 2015-16 season, this is now the 19th time a Raptors player has won it which breaks a tie with the Oklahoma City Thunder for most over that span. In addition to Siakam and Lowry, Kawhi Leonard and DeMar DeRozan also received the honour for the Raptors during that stretch.
|Oklahoma City Thunder||18|
|Golden State Warriors||16|
In his fifth season, Powell is enjoying a breakout season as he's now up to 16.8 point per game which is more than twice his previous career high of 8.6 which he set last season. In addition to his effcient scoring (50.3 percent including 40.0 percent from 3), Powell is also averaging career highs in rebounds, assists, steals and blocks. He has 10 25-point games this season after recording just three of them over his first four seasons.
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