Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden and Milwaukee Bucks small forward Giannis Antetokounmpo have been named the NBA Players of the Week for Week 11 of the regular season.
Both Harden and Antetokounmpo put up stellar individuals numbers while leading their respective teams to 3-0 weeks.
James Harden averaged 42.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 6.3 assists during Week 11, while Giannis Antetokounmpo put up 30.7 points, 12.7 rebounds and 7.0 assists per contest. The two superstars are in the running for the MVP award and have been putting up video game numbers all season.
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After getting off to a slow start to the year, the Rockets are starting to put things together, and it’s all because of how phenomenal James Harden has been on offense. The Rockets enter Monday with a record of 20-15, which is good for fifth place in the Western Conference standings. Houston is currently on a four-game winning streak and has won nine out of its last 10 games.
The Bucks, meanwhile, are 25-10. Giannis Antetokounmpo is showing the entire league that he can dominate games without having a reliable outside jump shot. The Greek Freak is only shooting 15.4 percent from the 3-point line this season and is still averaging 26.6 points per game. The two-time All-Star can get to the rim at will and finish in heavy traffic, and opposing defenses can’t seem to stop him.