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Bulls' Gordon, Blazers' Roy named Players of the Week

By Official Release
Posted Apr 17 2009 3:31PM

NEW YORK, April 13, 2009 -- The Chicago Bulls' Ben Gordon and the Portland Trail Blazers' Brandon Roy today were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, April 6, through Sunday, April 12.

Gordon led the playoff-bound Bulls to a 3-0 week, averaging 26.7 points on .475 shooting from the field, .520 shooting from three-point range and a perfect 11-for-11 from the foul line. Gordon's best effort came on April 11, as the guard tallied 39 points on 7-of-12 shooting from distance as Chicago beat the visiting Charlotte Bobcats 113-106.

Roy led the Trail Blazers to a 4-0 mark, including three road wins and two wins over Western Conference playoff teams (San Antonio and L.A. Lakers). Roy averaged 22.3 points, 5.5 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 1.5 steals. He helped rally the Trail Blazers from 18-point and 19-point deficits, respectively, on April 7 at Memphis and April 8 at San Antonio during eventual Portland wins.

Here is a recap of the week for Gordon and Roy:

Ben Gordon, Chicago Bulls
April 7 vs. New York:
Tallied 17 points and five rebounds as the Bulls defeated the Knicks 110-103.

April 9 vs. Philadelphia: Posted 24 points, seven rebounds and three assists during Chicago's 113-99 win over the 76ers.

April 11 vs. Charlotte: Poured in 39 points on 13-of-25 shooting as the Bulls beat the Bobcats 113-106.

Brandon Roy, Portland Trail Blazers

April 7 @ Memphis: Collected 24 points, three rebounds, four assists and three steals in a 96-93 win over the Grizzlies.

April 8 @ San Antonio: Tallied 26 points and six assists in a 95-83 win over the Spurs.

April 10 vs. L.A. Lakers: Totaled 24 points, eight assists and four rebounds as Portland topped the Lakers 106-98.

April 11 @ L.A. Clippers: Scored 15 points and added four assists, three rebounds and two steals in an 87-72 win over the Clippers.

Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Atlanta's Josh Smith, Charlotte's Raymond Felton, Cleveland's LeBron James, Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry, Houston's Luis Scola, Miami's Dwyane Wade and New Orleans' Chris Paul.

NBA Players of the Week
April 13
Eastern G Ben Gordon, Chicago
Western G Brandon Roy, Portland
March 30
Eastern C Dwight Howard, Orlando
Western G Tony Parker, San Antonio
March 23
Eastern F LeBron James, Cleveland
Western G Chris Paul, New Orleans
March 16
Eastern F LeBron James, Cleveland
Western G Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers
March 9
Eastern G Dwyane Wade, Miami
Western G Deron Williams, Utah
March 2
Eastern G Devin Harris, New Jersey
Western F David West, New Orleans
Feb. 23
Eastern C Dwight Howard, Orlando
Western F Pau Gasol, L.A. Lakers
Feb. 16
All-Star break
Feb. 9
Eastern F LeBron James, Cleveland
Western F-C Pau Gasol, L.A. Lakers
Feb. 2
Eastern F-C David Lee, New York
Western G Tony Parker, San Antonio
Jan. 26
Eastern F LeBron James, Cleveland
Western C Andrew Bynum, L.A. Lakers
Jan. 19
Eastern G Jameer Nelson, Orlando
Western G Chris Paul, New Orleans
Jan. 12
Eastern C Dwight Howard, Orlando
Western G Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers
Jan. 5
Eastern G Rodney Stuckey, Detroit
Western F-C Al Jefferson, Minnesota
Dec. 29
Eastern F LeBron James, Cleveland
Western G Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers
Dec. 22
Eastern G Jameer Nelson, Orlando
Western G Chris Paul, New Orleans
Dec. 15
Eastern F Al Harrington, New York
Western F Tim Duncan, San Antonio
Dec. 8
Eastern G Dwyane Wade, Miami
Western F Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas
Dec. 1
Eastern G Devin Harris, New Jersey
Western G Brandon Roy, Portland
Nov. 24
Eastern G Dwyane Wade, Miami
Western F Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas
Nov. 17
Eastern F LeBron James, Cleveland
Western G Chauncey Billups, Denver
Nov. 10
Eastern F LeBron James, Cleveland
Western F-C Amare Stoudemire, Phoenix
Nov. 3
Eastern F Chris Bosh, Toronto
Western G Chris Paul, New Orleans
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