Kemba Walker Named Eastern Conference Player Of The Week; Hornets Still In Playoff Contention

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — With two games left in the regular season Kemba Walker is already in playoff mode.  The Hornets have work to do to make the playoffs but they’re still alive as they head into tonight’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Kemba is giving it everything he’s got until the season is over and it hasn’t gone unnoticed.  On Monday, Walker was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for, a franchise record, seventh time in his career.

The three time all-star led the Hornets to a 3-1 record last week, leading the NBA in both points per game with a 34.8 average and total points with 139.

The Hornets are battling with Detroit and Miami for the eighth and final seed in the Eastern Conference and own the tie-breaker with both teams, should they finish the season with the same record.