Griffin named player of the week

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin was named the NBA Western Conference Player of the Week, the NBA announced Monday, for games played Nov. 11-17.

Griffin averaged 25.7 points (third best in the conference), 11.3 rebounds (ninth in the conference), 4.7 assists and 1.0 steals over the past week as the Clippers went 3-0. He had a double-double in every game last week and has had a double-double in 7 of the Clippers’ 10 games this season.

On Nov. 13, Griffin recorded 22 points, 12 rebounds, 7 assists and 3 steals as the Clippers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 111-103 for their biggest win of the season.

LeBron James was named the NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week. Last season, Griffin won his first player of the week honors for the week of Dec. 3.