Giannis Antetokounmpo & James Harden Named Players of the Week

The theme of 2017-18? Huge numbers & huge performances. Two prime, MVP candidates led the way Opening Week: Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL) & James Harden (HOU).

G. Antetokounmpo, the Eastern Conference Player of the Week, avg. (nearly) 38 points, 10 boards & 5 dimes in 3 outings, leading MIL to a 2-1 start. 

J. Harden, the Western Conference Player of the Week, led HOU to a 3-0 record (victories over GSW, SAC & DAL) while avg. (nearly) 28 points, 9 dimes & 4 boards.

Giannis & Harden have similar storylines this year - two superstars "aiming" for MVP & simultaneously spearheading* dark horse title contenders.

If the Bucks & Rockets (predictably) stay elite all year long, there'll be a few more times we mention this pair in the same breath. 


*the team goes as they go