Monday, Dec. 9 - Sunday, Dec. 16
NEW YORK, Dec. 16 –
Boston Celtics forward Antoine Walker and Sacramento Kings forward Chris Webber today were named the Eastern Conference and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, December 9 through Sunday, December 15.
Walker averaged 28.8 points on .495 shooting (46-93 FGA) with 7.8 rebounds, and 5.0 assists as the Celtics went 3-1 last week.
Webber averaged 28.3 points, 10.7 rebounds and 5.3 assists as the Kings finished the week with a 2-1 record.
Here is a closer look at the week for Walker and Webber:
|Antoine Walker, Boston Celtics||Chris Webber, Sacramento Kings|
|Dec. 9 vs. Orlando – Posted 28 points, nine rebounds, four assists and two steals to help defeat the visiting Magic 114-109 OT. Played 50 of 53 minutes of the game.
||Dec 10 at Houston – Scored a game-high 30 points while adding 11 rebounds and four assists in a 103-96 loss to the Rockets. The loss snapped the Kings six-game winning streak.|
|Dec. 11 vs. Phoenix – Scored a team-high 31 points while adding six rebounds and three assists in a 103-94 loss to the visiting Suns.
||Dec. 14 at Utah – Scored 27 points with 13 rebounds, five assists, three blocks and three steals in 98-96 win at Utah. Made four key free throws in the final seconds of the win over the Jazz.|
|Dec. 13 vs. Cleveland – Recorded season-highs of 33 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists and added three steals in a 115-100 win over the Cavaliers. Was his second triple-double of the season and 13th of his career.
||Dec. 15 vs. New Orleans – Scored 28 points with eight rebounds and seven assists in a 107-92 win over the visiting Hornets.|
|Dec. 14 at New York – Scored 23 points with five rebounds, three assists and two steals in a 113-90 win over the Knicks at Madison Square Garden.
Other nominees for Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Cleveland’s Ricky Davis, Dallas’ Michael Finley, Detroit’s Richard Hamilton, Indiana’s Jermaine O’Neal, Los Angeles Clippers’ Elton Brand, New Jersey’s Richard Jefferson and Jason Kidd, Miami’s Eddie Jones, Phoenix’s Shawn Marion and San Antonio’s Tim Duncan.