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Westbrook takes home Western Conference Player of the Week honors

A stronger Thunder team fueled by the league’s MVP, who is finally finding his new rhythm.

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Russell Westbrook has been named Western Conference Player of the Week for the week of December 18-24. The announcement was made by the league on Tuesday.

Westbrook’s terrific week helped the Thunder to a 4-0 record as he averaged 29.8 PPG, 9.5 APG, 9.0 RPG, and 2.5 SPG. He shot 59.8% (49-82) over the four game stretch. These numbers don’t even include his Christmas Day performance against the Houston Rockets.

In addition to his ridiculous stat line, Westbrook led the NBA in loose balls recovered with 13, while he was tied for second with teammate Paul George in deflections with 24. Last Saturday he recorded his league-leading 11th triple-double of the season and the 90th of his career.

This is the 16th time Westbrook has received this honor.

Moment of the week? Hard to beat a game winner: