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Donovan Mitchell named Western Conference Player of the Week

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Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell shoots over Portland Trail Blazers forward Maurice Harkless during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

For the first time in his career, Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell is the Western Conference Player of the Week.

The award is for games played between Monday, January 7 and Sunday January 13.

The Jazz went 3-1 during that stretch, beating the Lakers, Magic and Bulls, while losing on the road to the Bucks.

During his stellar week, Mitchell averaged 31.5 points, 5.8 assists, 4.3 rebounds, and one block per game.

Mitchell shot 48.4% from the field, including a remarkable 48.6% from the 3-point line.

Mitchell has seven 30+ point games this season and three of those happened last week.

Mitchell has now scored 30 or more points in three straight games, the longest streak of the young guard's career.

The shooting guard is the 53rd player in Jazz history to win the award, which last went to George Hill in November 2016.

Toronto's Kawhi Leonard was the Eastern Conference Player of the Week.