Walker helped the Hornets to a 3-1 week behind averages of 34.8 points (first in the Eastern Conference), 6.0 assists (tied-ninth in the conference), 6.0 rebounds and 2.25 steals (tied-fourth in the conference). On Jan. 18, Walker set a Hornets franchise record with 52 points and added nine rebounds and eight assists during a 124-119 double-overtime win against the Utah Jazz.
Cousins led the Kings to a 3-0 week behind averages of 36.0 points (first in the NBA) and 14.7 rebounds (second in the NBA). He recorded point-rebound double-doubles in all three games and now has 25 double-doubles on the season (fourth in the NBA). On Jan. 23, Cousins poured in a career-high 48 points and pulled down 13 rebounds in a 108-97 win over the Indiana Pacers.
Walker has helped Charlotte win two straight, but the Hornets are still four games out of the Eastern Conference playoff hunt. The Sacramento Kings, on the other hand, have moved into the eighth spot in the West despite a record below .500 for the season. Still, the Kings have been on a roll of late behind Cousins’ play, winning five straight and seven of their last 10.