Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony has been named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week for the week ending Dec. 1, it was announced today by the league.
For the week, Anthony averaged 22.3 points (57.4% FG, 45.5% 3-PT, 88.9% FT), 7.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists as the Trail Blazers went 3-0.
Anthony scored a season-high 25 points (10-20 FG, 4-7 3-PT, 1-1 FT) at Chicago on Nov. 25 to go with eight rebounds, two assists and one steal. With his final basket, Anthony passed Alex English (25,613 career points) for 18th on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.
On Nov. 27, Anthony recorded 19 points (9-11 FG, 1-1 FT), four rebounds and two assists against Oklahoma City. His 81.8% shooting from the field marked the highest field goal percentage for a single game with at least two field goal attempts in his career.
Anthony closed the week with a double-double of 23 points (8-16 FG, 1-3 3-PT, 6-7 FT) and 11 rebounds to go with four assists and one steal against Chicago on Nov. 29. It was his 755th career game of 20-plus points, breaking a tie with Oscar Robertson for the 10th-most 20-point games in NBA history.
It is the 19th time in his career that Anthony has received a Conference Player of the Week honor, and the first time he has received the award since March 10, 2014.