Pelicans forward Anthony Davis named Western Conference Player of the Week _lowres

New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) celebrates after a 95-89 win over the Memphis Grizzlies in an NBA basketball game, Saturday, March. 7, 2015, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

Pelicans forward Anthony Davis was named Western Conference Player of the Week on Monday for the first-time in his three seasons in the NBA.

Davis received the award for games played last Monday, March 9, through Sunday. During that stretch the Pelicans had a 2-1 record.

Davis averaged 31.3 points (second in the league), 10.0 rebounds (tied for 10th in the West), 6.0 assists and a league-leading 4.7 blocks. Davis posted two point-rebound double-doubles and handed out five or more assists in all three games.

In the Pelicans’ win March 9 at Milwaukee, Davis posted a career-high tying 43 points on 17-23 (.739) shooting from the floor, becoming the only player this season to score at least 43 points while shooting over .700 from the field. Additionally, Davis recorded six assists and 10 rebounds, becoming the fourth player in NBA history to record at least 40 points, 10 rebounds and five assists while shooting at least .650 from the floor.