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NBA Week 6: Jokic wins back to back player of the week alongside James Harden

Jokic was named as the Western conference's player for week 5 and has retained that status

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Nikola Jokic has retained his status as the NBA player of the week for the Western conference, following his successive claim of the accolade in week 5 and 6 of the NBA season.

Jokic was named alongside Joel Embid as the players of the week for week 5 and has retained it after an impressive performance with the Denver Nuggets.

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He is joined by James Harden who also propelled the Brooklyn Nets to a phenomenal week as they went on an impressive winning streak with their star studded trio.

In week 6, Jokic made four appearances for the Denver Nuggets and helped them secure wins in all of those matchups.

He grew into the week as he dropped 35 and 47 points in his third and fourth games against Spurs and Jazz respectively. Earlier before that, he had scored 20 points against Mavericks and 21 points against Heat.

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James Harden was also in fine form as he guided the Brooklyn Nets to victories in the three matchups he was involved in in NBA week 6.

His triple double against Thunder was his third of the season and saw him become the second Net in the last 25 years with three triple-doubles in a season.

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Harden in NBA week 6 also became the first Net since Stephon Marbury to score 30 points and make 15 assists in a game against the Hawks.

NBA Week 6: Players of the week in numbers

Nikola Jokic 

Nuggets 117, Mavericks 113 (Jan. 25)

20 points (8-13 FG, 4-4 FT), 10 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, 1 block

Nuggets 109, Heat 82 (Jan. 27)

21 points (9-14 FG, 2-2 FT), 11 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block

Spurs 119, Nuggets 109 (Jan. 29)

35 points (14-24 FG, 5-11 3P), 10 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal, 1 block

Nuggets 128, Jazz 117 (Jan. 31)

47 points (17-26 FG, 4-4 3P, 9-10 FT), 12 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals, 1 block

James Harden

Nets 98, Heat 85 (Jan. 25)

20 points (7-10 FG, 3-5 3P, 3-5 FT), 4 rebounds, 8 assists, 1 steal, 1 block

Nets 132, Hawks 128 (Jan. 27)

31 points (9-20 FG, 5-9 3P, 8-8 FT), 8 rebounds, 15 assists, 2 steals, 1 block

Nets 147, Thunder 125 (Jan. 29)

25 points (9-14 FG, 3-6 3P, 4-4 FT), 10 rebounds, 11 assists, 1 block

Wizards 149, Nets 146 (Jan. 31)

DNP — Thigh contusion

2020/21 NBA Players of the week

NBA Week 1: Brandon Ingram, Domantas Sabonis

NBA Week 2: Stephen Curry, Tobias Harris 

NBA Week 3: Luka Doncic, Jayson Tatum 

NBA Week 4: Kevin Durant, Damian Lillard

NBA Week 5: Nikola Jokic, Joel Embiid

NBA week 6: Nikola Jokic, James Harden

 

 

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