New York - Toronto Raptors forward Chris Bosh and Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for the period ending April 4.
Both Bosh and Durant tied for the week's scoring lead (31.5 ppg) with Bosh adding 11.5 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and 1.5 steals during a 3-1 stretch that allowed the Raptors to stay in the East's playoff hunt. Bosh recorded 42 points, 12 rebounds and five steals in a 113-112 loss to Golden State on Sunday. This is Bosh's second weekly honor this season.
Durant's Thunder went 4-0 while clinching the franchise's first playoff appearance in the West. The third-year star also compiled 8.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 2.5 steals and 1.5 blocks to earn his third Player of the Week award this season.
Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Atlanta's Jamal Crawford, Boston's Rajon Rondo, Charlotte's Gerald Wallace, Cleveland's LeBron James, Miami's Dwyane Wade and San Antonio's Manu Ginobili.