Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo won Eastern Conference Player of the Week after the Pacers went 3-1 in that stretch.
Victor Oladipo was honored with Eastern Conference Player of the Week after he averaged 23.5 points, 10.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 2.0 steals per game for the Indiana Pacers. The team went 3-1 last week led by Oladipo, including a game-winning, cold-booded shot versus the Boston Celtics.
Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder earned the Western Conference share of the award.
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The 2017-18 Most Improved Player has been nothing short of great for the Pacers, as he has averaged 22.5 ppg and 7.3 rpg for the Pacers this season. Oladipo and the Pacers look to solidify themselves as a top dog in the Eastern conference. The Pacers are 7-3, having won 3 straight as they prepare to take on James Harden and the Houston Rockets Monday night.
Victor Oladipo is filling in the void Paul George left as ‘face of the franchise’ pretty nicely. The former Indiana University Hoosier star has made big play after big play for the Pacers, including the game-winning three pointer versus Boston.
Oladipo had no plans to pass the ball and knew he was the one who needed to take the last shot, as the Pacers trailed by two with only seconds remaining. Oladipo ran down the court, pulled up and shot a beauty. I would say it was nothing but net, but the net did not even move:
After the final buzzer, Oladipo ran towards the home crowd all fired up and mouthed the words “my city” as he pointed to the wood he was standing on.
This is your city, Mr. Oladipo, and it is your team too.