Jayson Tatum, Karl-Anthony Towns named NBA Players of the Week

Published March 8, 2022, 9:00 AMNBA.com Staff

The All-Star frontcourt players claim the honors for Week 20.

Boston Celtics forward/guard Jayson Tatum and Minnesota Timberwolves forward/center Karl-Anthony Towns have been named the NBA Players of the Week for Week 20 of the 2021-22 season.
Check out their performances from the past week of action.

Jayson Tatum | Boston Celtics

The Celtics’ star helped Boston to a 3-0 week with averages of 41.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 5.0 assists. His best performance of the week came against the Brooklyn Nets on March 6 when he logged 54 points, five rebounds and three assists in a 126-120 win. The Celtics (39-27) are currently the No. 5 seed in the East standings.

Karl-Anthony Towns | Minnesota Timberwolves

Minnesota is in the midst of a four-game win streak thanks to the play of Towns, who put up 28.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists during that span. Towns’ best performance of the week came against the Portland Trail Blazers on March 5 when he registered 36 points, 15 rebounds and five assists in a 135-121 win. The Timberwolves (36-29) are currently the No. 7 seed in the West standings.