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Magic's Vucevic, Spurs' Duncan named Players of the Week

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Posted Mar 31, 2014 3:07 PM - Updated Mar 31, 2014 4:09 PM

NEW YORK -- The Orlando Magic's Nikola Vucevic and the San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan on Monday were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, March 24, through Sunday, March 30.

Vucevic led the Magic to a 2-1 week, which included wins over the Portland Trail Blazers and Charlotte Bobcats, behind averages of 22.7 points (sixth in the conference) and a league leading 14.3 rebounds. He posted a point-rebound double-double in all three contests, including a 24-point, 23-rebound effort on March 28, during Orlando's 110-105 win over Charlotte.

Duncan led the Spurs to the NBA's lone unbeaten record on the week at 4-0. He averaged 20.0 points (tied-eighth in the conference) on .625 shooting from the field (eighth in the conference), 8.5 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.0 steals. On March 26, Duncan's versatility was on display as he posted 29 points, 13 rebounds, five assists, two blocks and two steals during a 108-103 win over the Denver Nuggets.

Here is a recap of the week for Vucevic and Duncan:

Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Magic

> March 25 vs. Portland: Collected 22 points and 10 rebounds during a 95-85 win over the Trail Blazers.

> March 28 vs. Charlotte: Scored 24 points and pulled down 23 rebounds in a 110-105 win over the Bobcats.

> March 30 @ Toronto: Posted 22 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and two blocks in a 98-93 loss to the Raptors.

Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs

> March 26 vs. Denver: Notched 29 points, 13 rebounds, five assists, two blocks and two steals in a 108-103 win over the Nuggets.

> March 28 @ Denver: Posted 20 points, eight rebounds, four assists and two blocks during a 133-102 win as the Spurs swept a home-and-home with the Nuggets.

> March 29 vs. New Orleans: Scored 12 points and added eight rebounds, six assists and four blocks during a 96-80 win over the Pelicans.

Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Brooklyn's Paul Pierce, Charlotte's Al Jefferson, Cleveland's Dion Waiters, Miami's LeBron James, Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant, Phoenix's Goran Dragic, Toronto's DeMar DeRozan and Washington's John Wall.

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