Ty Lawson named Western Conference Player of the Week


Feb 27, 2013; Portland, OR, USA; Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson (3) brings the ball up court against the Portland Trail Blazers at the Rose Garden. Mandatory Credit: Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports

Ty Lawson was awarded his second career Western Conference Player of the Week award thanks to his great week he had from 2/25-3/3. Lawson helped lead the Nuggets to a 3-0 week and without him, they may have had trouble beating the Los Angeles Lakers, Portland Trail Blazer, and OKC Thunder. Lawson averaged 21 points and 7 assists through the three games.

February 25th – Nuggets vs Lakers

Lawson played 41 minutes in a game that the Nuggets went onto win by eleven points. His 22 points and 8 assists helped lead the team over the Lakers.

February 27th – Nuggets at Trail Blazers

The Nuggets beat the Trail Blazers on the shoulders of Lawson leading the team with 30 points on the night. The team won the game 111-109 and Lawson knocked down some clutch free throws to help seal off the game. 12 of his 30 points came in the fourth quarter helping lead the team to a road victory, which they have lacked this season.

March 1st – Nuggets vs Thunder

Lawson’s may have, statistically, played his worst game of the three against the Thunder, but it was a last second shot that may have won him the award for the week. He only finished the game with eleven points, but he hit a 23-foot jump shot to give the team the win with .2 seconds.

Lawson joined teammate Kenneth Faried as Nuggets to win the award so far this season, which Faried won in November.