Porzingis, Harden named Players of the Week

Houston Rockets guard James Harden and New York Knicks stretch forward Kristaps Porzingis have been named the NBA’s Players of the Week for Week 3.

Both stars put up monster numbers while leading their respective teams to impressive wins.

Porzingis is thriving as the No. 1 option in New York, as he averaged 33.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and 3.3 blocks per game last week.

The Knicks went 3-1, beating the Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Suns and Indiana Pacers. Their lone loss was to Harden and the Rockets.

Harden, the 2017 MVP runner-up, averaged 36.3 points and 10 assists per game for the week. He scored a career high 56 points going 19-for-25 from the floor in the Rockets’ 137-110 win over the Utah Jazz — becoming the first player since Michael Jordan to score that many points on 25 or fewer shots.

The Rockets are 8-3 on the season, sitting atop the Western Conference standings. New York, meanwhile, is 5-4, good for sixth place in the East.