Domantas Sabonis, a forward for the Sacramento Kings, and Joel Embiid, a center for the Philadelphia 76ers, have been chosen the Players of the Week for the 22nd week of the NBA season. Sabonis and Embiid have been honored as the Player of the Week for two weeks in a row and have accomplished this feat for the 21st week.
This week, on average, Sabonis led the Kings to a 3-1 record, scoring 22.8 points, grabbing 16.0 rebounds, and dishing out 10.0 assists per game. His performance against the Nets, in which he scored 24 points and grabbed 21 rebounds (his fourth game of the season with 20 points and 20 rebounds), was the week’s highlight. This season in Sacramento, Sabonis has put up an average of 19.2 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 7.2 assists per game. The Kings have a record of 43-27 right now, which ties them for 2nd place in the Western Conference.
The Kia MVP Contender established a new record for the 76ers club with nine consecutive games in which he scored at least 30 points, including seven consecutive games in which he shot at least 55 percent or better from the floor. This stretch of seven straight games with thirty points or more and a shooting percentage of at least 55 percent is tied for the longest streak in the league’s history. Embiid’s stat line looks like this season: 33.5 points, 10.2 rebounds, and 4.2 assists on average. The Sixers have a record of 48-22 in second place in the Eastern Conference.