Davis, Giannis named players of the week

Anthony Davis has been named Western Conference Player of the Week with Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo scooping the award in the East.

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The Los Angeles Lakers forward has been named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week for games played October 28 to November 3.

Davis averaged 32.0 points (49.2 field goal percentage), 13.0 rebounds, 2.7 blocks and 2.0 assists as the Lakers finished the week 3-0, with victories over Memphis, Dallas and San Antonio.

Anthony Davis and Jaren Jackson Jr battle for a rebound 2:42 Highlights of the Memphis Grizzlies’ visit to the Los Angeles Lakers in Week 2 of the NBA season

On October 29 versus Memphis, Davis set a franchise record with 26 made free throws, becoming the fourth player in NBA history to reach that mark, and the first since Michael Jordan in February 1987. His 18 free throws in the third quarter set a new NBA record for makes in a single frame.

Finishing with 40 points and 20 rebounds in three quarters of play, Davis became the first player in the shot clock era (1954-55) with at least 40 points and 20 rebounds in 31 minutes or fewer.

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Davis wins his sixth Western Conference Player of the Week award. He becomes the 10th Lakers player to be named NBA Player of the Week and is the first since Kobe Bryant in the 2012-13 season.

Giannis Antetokounmpo slams home a dunk against the Raptors

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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has been named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played from October 28 to November 3.

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While leading the Bucks to a 3-1 record, Antetokounmpo averaged 25.3 points,13.3 rebounds, 6.5 assists, 2.0 blocks and 1.0 steal per game while shooting 57.8 per cent from the field.

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He had at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in three of the four games, including a 36-point, 15-rebound, eight-assist, four-block performance in a win over the Raptors on Saturday.

Through six games this season, Antetokounmpo is averaging 26.7 points (tied for ninth in the NBA), 13.8 rebounds (third in NBA), 7.7 assists (tied for eighth in NBA), 1.8 blocks and 1.3 steals per game while knocking down 58.8 per cent of his shots.

Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks dunks against the Toronto Raptors 1:53 Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 36 points with 15 rebounds and eight assists against the Raptors in Milwaukee

He is also the first player in NBA history to tally at least 150 points, 80 rebounds and 40 assists in the first six games of a season.

This is the 10th time Antetokounmpo has won Player of the Week in his career. He won the award six times last season

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