Published: Wed, December 20, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

Rockets' Chris Paul named Western Conference Player of the Week

Rockets' Chris Paul named Western Conference Player of the Week

The Rockets guard was "pretty close" to sitting out the team's 115-111 win over the Bucks on Saturday with a bruised right knee, but played through the pain and expects he'll need to do so for the time being. Paul helped the rockets to to an undefeated week from December 11th to December 17th while averaging 26 points, 7.8 assists and 6.3 rebounds during the 4-0 week.

The Houston Rockets are on a 13-game winning streak - since Chris Paul's return, not so coincidentally - but James Harden nearly sat out the most recent win, Saturday night against Milwaukee, because his knee was bothering him. The Rockets have won 14 straight games since getting CP3 back and Harden and him look like a pair of Harlem Globetrotters in Houston.

Paul was instrumental in a fourth-quarter comeback against the Pelicans on Monday.

Paul's marquee performance during the week was his brilliant 28-point, eight-assist, seven-steal effort to lead the Rockets to a dominant 124-109 win over the San Antonio Spurs.

Paul, who is the first Rocket not named James Harden to be named Player of the Week since Goran Dragic in 2012, has scored at least 20 points in each of the past five games.

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