Stephen Curry, Miles Bridges Named Players Of The Week

Warriors star Stephen Curry and Hornets forward Miles Bridges have been named the NBA’s Western Conference and Eastern Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for the first five days of the 2021/22 season, the league announced today (Twitter link).

Both Curry and Bridges helped lead their teams to three-game win streaks to open the year — Golden State and Charlotte are two of the NBA’s seven undefeated teams and are among the three that are off to 3-0 starts.

Curry, who led the NBA in scoring last season, picked up right where he left off by averaging 31.0 PPG and knocking down 14 three-pointers in his first three games. He also filled up the box score with 9.0 RPG, 7.0 APG, and 2.3 SPG, recording a triple-double and two double-doubles. Curry beat out fellow Western Conference finalists Nikola Jokic, CJ McCollum, Ja Morant, and Karl-Anthony Towns.

Bridges is coming off a pair of 30-points outings and has averaged 25.0 PPG and 8.0 RPG overall, with a scorching-hot .542/.444/.938 shooting line. He took home this week’s hardware over Eastern finalists Seth Curry, Spencer Dinwiddie, Kevin Durant, Tyler Herro, Zach LaVine, Julius Randle, and rookie Evan Mobley.

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