NEW YORK — Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins was named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week after leading the Kings to a 3-0 record, averaging 25.0 points (.562 FG percentage) and 12.7 rebounds in 37.2 minutes per game.
Cousins recorded a double-double in all three wins for the Kings, highlighted, by a 35 point and 13 rebound performance in a 123-119 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday, Jan. 7. He also registered a game-high 24 points (.562 FG percentage), 14 rebounds and six assists in a 103-83 triumph over the Orlando Magic on Friday, Jan. 10, followed by 16 points (.555 FG percentage) and 11 rebounds en route to a 124-80 win against the Cleveland Cavaliers last night at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento.
Cousins has amassed 23 double-doubles on the season (18 of which are 20-point, 10-rebound efforts) and has logged a double-double in 10 consecutive games.
Through 45 games, the 6-foot-11 center is averaging 23.3 points and 11.5 rebounds, per game, joining Kevin Love and LaMarcus Aldridge as one of three players averaging 23 points and 11 rebounds in the NBA.
By Antonio Harvey
OBSERVER Staff Writer