Pistons’ Harris, Nuggets’ Jokic named players of week

Tobias Harris and the Pistons have won five straight.

Detroit Pistons forward Tobias Harris and Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic have been named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively.

Harris is a 6-foot-8 small forward. He averaged 21.7 points and 7.3 rebounds while shooting nearly 64 percent from the floor in three wins. Overall, the Pistons (10-3) have won five straight.

“I’m honored to be named Eastern Conference Player of the Week, but this is truly a testament to how well we’ve been playing as a team,” Harris said.  “My coaches and teammates put me in positions to succeed and this recognition is a result of the hard work we put in, as a group, during the offseason and training camp.”

Jokic is 6-10 and averaged 22.7 points, 13.3 rebounds and 5.7 assists, as the Nuggets also won all three games last week.