Anthony Davis, Jimmy Butler named Players of the Week in the NBA

Anthony Davis LA Lakers
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Los Angeles Lakers big man Anthony Davis and Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler have been named Players of the Week in the NBA.

Davis averaged 35.0 points (63.3 field goal percentage), 8.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 2.0 blocks and 1.8 steals as the Lakers finished the week 4-0, with victories over Denver, Utah, Portland and Minnesota.

This is the seventh time he has won the Western Conference Player of the Week award. His sixth came earlier this season on November 4.

For his part, Butler was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week, marking the 58th time a Miami Heat player has earned the award.

Butler led the Heat to a 3-1 record last week, helping Miami extend their perfect record at home to 10-0.

He averaged 27.5 points, 9.0 rebounds, 8.5 assists and 1.25 steals, while shooting at 48.4 per cent from the field and 41.7 per cent from three-point range.