NEW YORK, Dec. 17 -- Washington Wizards guard Richard Hamilton and Dallas Mavericks guard Steve Nash today were named Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Dec. 10 through Sunday, Dec. 16.


Richard Hamilton led the Wizards to a perfect 4-0 record, averaging 28.5 points and 4.3 assists.
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Hamilton led the Wizards to a perfect 4-0 record by averaging 28.5 points, 4.3 assists, 4.3 rebounds, and shooting 48-87 (.552) from the field. Nash led the Mavericks to a 3-1 record, posting averages of 26.5 points, 7.3 assists, 3.3 rebounds, and shooting 36-59 (.610) from the field. Here is a look at the week for Hamilton and Nash:

Richard Hamilton, Washington

  • Tuesday at Memphis: Recorded 30 points, three rebounds and three assists in the Wizards’ 10-point road victory.
  • Friday vs. New York: Had a season-high 34 points and seven assists, to go along with five rebounds, in 96-80 victory over the Knicks.
  • Sunday at Toronto: Scored team-high 27 points in 93-88 come-from-behind victory over the Raptors.

    Steve Nash, Dallas Mavericks

  • Tuesday vs. Portland: Scored career-high 39 points, including 17 in the game’s final six minutes, and dished out seven assists in 105-103 victory.
  • Saturday vs. Minnesota: Recorded 25 points, seven assists and five rebounds in 125-117 victory over the Timberwolves.
  • Shot 10-20 (.500) from 3-point range and 36-59 (.610) from the field for the week.

    Other Eastern Conference candidates for NBA Player of the Week were Boston's Antoine Walker, Charlotte’s Baron Davis, Detroit’s Ben Wallace, Indiana’s Al Harrington, New Jersey’s Jason Kidd and Kerry Kittles, Orlando’s Tracy McGrady and Philadelphia’s Allen Iverson.

    Western Conference candidates for NBA Player of the Week were Minnesota's Kevin Garnett, San Antonio’s Tim Duncan and Seattle’s Gary Payton.