Curry, Butler named Players of the Week

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Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry and Chicago Bulls small forward Jimmy Butler were named Players of the Week for their respective conferences, the league announced Monday.

Curry has helped the Warriors to 11 straight victories, averaging 27 points and 7.9 assists during the streak. The two-time MVP capped off his strong run of basketball with a dominant offensive performance Sunday against the Washington Wizards, dropping 42 points and eight assists in Golden State's 139-115 win.

Butler led Chicago to a perfect 3-0 week, averaging 32.5 points and six assists over the last three contests. The 27-year-old has elevated his game since Dwyane Wade went down with a fractured elbow, and is the main reason why the Bulls sit in a playoff position with five games remaining.

It's the 10th Player of the Week honor of Curry's career, and Butler's fourth.

Curry, Butler named Players of the Week
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