There was little doubt, but the NBA made it official today -- naming Andre Drummond Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the second week in a row.
Drummond averaged an otherworldly 22 points and 24.3 rebounds and helped the Pistons to a 2-1 record. The blossoming big man shot 68.9 percent during the week and had two 25-point, 25-rebound games. Drummond becomes the first player to win consecutive Player of the Week awards since LeBron James in 2011-12.
His two 25-25 games this week gives him three for his career, which makes him the league leader for active players. The only other active players with career 25-25 games are Dwight Howard (2) and Al Jefferson (2).
Last week, Drummond won the award behind ho-hum averages of 18.7 points, 16.3 rebounds and shooting 41.3 percent.
Drummond was joined in Player of the Week honors by James Harden, Western Conference recipient of the Houston Rockets.
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