Pacers’ Oladipo earns second Player of the Week nod
Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo capped an incredible week with a career-high 47 points in the Pacers’ comeback, overtime victory over the Denver Nuggets. A day later he was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week.
The Pacers went 4-0 from Dec. 4-10, during which time Oladipo averaged 30.8 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.8 steals per game. He shot 51.2 percent from the field and 51.4 percent from 3-point range.
In addition to his stunning 47-point outing against Denver (the fifth-highest output in Pacers NBA history), Oladipo had seven rebounds and a team-high six assists. He scored 32 points in the second half and overtime to help the Pacers overcome a 19-point deficit.
Also last week he had 33 points while helping the Pacers halt the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 13-game winning streak and scored 27 points in a win over the Bulls in which Indiana erased a 17-point deficit.
Oladipo also was named conference Player of the Week in the second week of this season.