Feb 6, 2013; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) react to a call in action against the Golden State Warriors during the second half at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Russell Westbrook named Western Conference Player of the Week

The Oklahoma City Thunder were perfect last week and Russell Westbrook has been rewarded for leading the way as he was named Western Conference Player of the Week.

Westbrook averaged 21.8 points, 6.0 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 3.3 steals per game as the Thunder went 4-0.

This is the first time this season that Westbrook has earned Player of the Week honors. Kevin Durant has done so four times.

Westbrook had 24 points, seven rebounds and three steals in the Thunder’s 112-91 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Monday.

Westbrook had 22 points, five assists and four steals as OKC beat the Golden State Warriors 119-98 on Wednesday.

The Thunder played the Phoenix Suns at home on Friday then on the road yesterday. Westbrook had 17 points and six assists in the home win and 24 points, six assists and four steals on the road last night.

Westbrook made exactly eight field goals in each game and shot exactly 50 percent from the field over the week.

The Thunder won every game so easily that they didn’t even play their starters in the fourth quarter of any of the games.

The 4-0 week has brought the Thunder to within just a half game of the San Antonio Spurs for the best record in the NBA.

The Thunder will play two more games before the All-Star Break this week on the road against the Utah Jazz on Tuesday and then at home against the Miami Heat Thursday.

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