NBA.com: The Toronto Raptors’ Chris Bosh and the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant today were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Jan. 7 through Sunday, Jan. 13.
Bryant helped the Lakers to a 4-0 week, which included wins over the Hornets, Bucks and the Grizzlies twice. Bryant averaged 29.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 3.5 steals on the week. Closing the week with back-to-back 37-point performances, Bryant upped his season average to 27.0 ppg, second best in the NBA to LeBron James’ 29.1 ppg. The Lakers are riding a six-game winning streak and at 25-11, they own the second best record in the Pacific Division and the third best record in the Western Conference.
Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers
Jan. 8 @ Memphis: Scored 25 points and added three rebounds, six assists and five steals in a 117-101 victory over the Grizzlies.
Jan. 9 @ New Orleans: Posted 19 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and three steals in the Lakers’ 109-80 win over the Hornets.
Jan. 11 vs. Milwaukee: Tallied 37 points, five rebounds and seven assists as the Lakers topped the Bucks 110-105.
Jan. 13 vs. Memphis: Scored 37 points for the second game in a row, connecting on 14-of-15 free throws and added four steals in a 100-99 win over the Grizzlies.