NEW YORK, Jan. 21 -- Boston Celtics forward Antoine Walker and Houston Rockets guard Steve Francis today were named the Eastern Conference and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, January 13 through Sunday, January 19.

Walker averaged 24.8 points, 7.8 rebounds, 4.3 assists as the Celtics finished the week with a 3-1 record.



Francis averaged 29.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 9.3 assists and 2.0 steals in leading the Rockets to a 3-0 record.

Here is a closer look at the week for Walker and Francis:

Antoine Walker
Jan. 15 vs. Atlanta -- Posted 20 points, seven rebounds, four assists, two blocks and a steal in a 86-66 win over the visiting Hawks.
Jan. 17 vs. Indiana -- Tallied 31 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and a block as he recorded his sixth double-double of the season in a 98-93 win over the Pacers.
Jan. 18 at Milwaukee -- Had 25 points, eight rebounds, six assists and two steals in helping the Celtics snap a seven-game losing streak at Milwaukee with a 97-95 victory over the Bucks.

Steve Francis
Jan. 13 vs. Boston -- Had 26 points, nine assists and five rebounds in a 101-92 win over the visiting Celtics.
Jan. 15 vs. Phoenix -- Tallied 19 points, eight assists, five rebounds and three steals in a 102-96 win over the visiting Suns.
Jan. 17 vs. L.A. Lakers -- Scored a career-high 44 points while tying his career-high of 11 assists in a 108-104 OT win over the visiting Lakers.

Other candidates for Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Boston’s Paul Pierce, Detroit’s Clifford Robinson, Minnesota’s Kevin Garnett, New Orleans’ David Wesley, Phoenix’s Stephon Marbury, San Antonio’s Tim Duncan, Toronto’s Jerome Williams, Utah’s Matt Harpring and Washington’s Michael Jordan.