Monday afternoon, the NBA named Karl-Anthony Towns and John Wall the players of the week for the Western and Eastern Conferences, respectively.
This is the second time Karl-Anthony Towns has earned Player of the Week honors, and it was more than well deserved. He led the T-Wolves to a 2-1 record, and in those three games, Towns averaged 29.0 points, 12.3 boards and shot an incredible .633 from the field.
John Wall on the other hand, led his team to a perfect 4-0 record this week, all of which came on the road. In that four-game stretch, he averaged 29.8 points, 11.3 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 1.5 steals, while shooting .517 from the field. Wall’s week was highlighted by the Wizards’ Saturday night, overtime win over the Portland Trail Blazers, where Washington came back after being down by 21 points heading into the half. In that game, Wall put up 39 points and nine assists.
This marks the seventh time Wall has earned this award.
As fate would have it, Wall and Towns will be playing each other tonight, March 13th, at the Target Center. So this should be an interesting game.