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DeMarcus Cousins named Western Conference Player of the Week

01/13/2014 12:03 PM

01/13/2014 12:04 PM

Kings center DeMarcus Cousins has been named Western Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, Jan. 6, through Sunday, Jan. 12, the NBA announced Monday.

The Kings were 3-0 over that span, their longest winning streak of the season as the Kings beat Portland, Orlando and Cleveland.

Cousins was seventh in the conference in scoring, averaging 25 points. He was second in rebounding with 12.7 per game and eighth in minutes per game at 37.2 per game.

It’s the first time Cousins has won the honor. New York’s Carmelo Anthony was Eastern Conference Player of the Week.

Here’s how Cousins’ played in last week’s games:

Jan. 7 vs. Portland: 35 points, 13 rebounds in a 123-119 win over the Trail Blazers.

Jan. 10 vs. Orlando: 24 points, 14 rebounds, six assists and three steals in a 103-83 win over the Magic.

Jan. 12 vs. Cleveland: 16 points and 11 rebounds in a 124-80 win over the Cavaliers.

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