Scott Agness of Pacers.com said via Twitter that George had received the honor in the Eastern Conference:
Paul George named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the second time this season.— Scott Agness (@ScottAgness) January 20, 2014
While Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman filled in who was Player of the Week for the Western Conference:
Kevin Durant wins Western Conference Player if the Week for games played Jan. 13-19. Paul George wins in the East.— Darnell Mayberry (@DarnellMayberry) January 20, 2014
He finished 19-of-28 from the field (67.9 percent), 5-of-9 from three-point range (55.6 percent) and 11-of-13 from the free-throw line (84.6 percent). The 54-point outburst was a career high.
In the month of January, Durant has posted two 48-point games in addition to the career night against Golden State. He's just continued to up his level of play with Westbrook sidelined due to knee surgery.
George, meanwhile, led the Pacers to an undefeated 3-0 week with wins against the Sacramento Kings, New York Knicks and Los Angeles Clippers. Indy won those three games by an average of 22 points, and George shot a scorching 57.7 percent from the floor over that span.
Beyond the Buzzer tweeted each player's stats for the week:
Kevin Durant (39.3 ppg, 6.5 apg & 4.8 rpg) & Paul George (30.6 ppg, 5.3 rpg & 2.3 apg) named NBA Players of the Week.— Beyond The Buzzer (@BeyondTheBuzzer) January 20, 2014
Both Durant and George are solidifying their place as legitimate MVP candidates midway through the 2013-14 season. Indy (32-7) is the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, while OKC (31-10) is No. 3 in the West.