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|
|Lillard Last Second Layup|
Damian Lillard makes a tough layup over defenders as the seconds wind down.
|Lakers vs. Cavaliers|
Kyrie Irving scores a season-high 35 points as the Cavaliers take down Kobe Bryant's final stand in Cleveland 120-111.
|Nuggets vs. Pistons|
Will Barton scores 15 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, and the Nuggets hold off the Pistons 103-92.
|Big Night For Towns|
Karl-Anthony Towns has 35 points and 11 rebounds as the Timberwolves win it.
|Lillard Lays It In|
Damian Lillard drives past defenders for the easy layup.