Players of the Week, Nov. 10-16
NEW YORK, Nov. 17 –
Philadelphia’s Allen Iverson
and the Los Angeles Clippers’ Quentin Richardson
were today named the Eastern Conference and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, November 10 through Sunday, November 16.
Iverson led the Sixers to a 2-1 record by averaging 31.7 points, 7.7 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 3.67 steals. For the week, Iverson led the NBA in minutes per game, was second in scoring and steals per game and fifth in assists per game.
Richardson led the Clippers to a 3-0 record with averages of 27.3 points, 10.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.3 steals. He recorded career highs of 32 points and 16 rebounds on November 11 in the Clippers' 115-103 win over Atlanta.
Here is a closer look at the week for Iverson and Richardson:
Allen Iverson, Philadelphia 76ers
November 11 at Washington – Scored a season-high 40 points while adding four assists, four steals and three rebounds as the Sixers defeated the Wizards 112-105.
November 14 vs. San Antonio – Recorded his third double-double of the season with 36 points and a season-high 12 assists, along with four rebounds and three steals in a 100-96 victory over the Spurs.
November 15 at Cleveland – Had 19 points, seven assists, five rebounds, four steals and one block in a 91-88 loss on the road against the Cavaliers in overtime.
Quentin Richardson, Los Angeles Clippers
November 11 vs. Atlanta – Recorded career highs of 32 points and 16 rebounds while dishing out five assists along with one steal and one block in the Clippers 115-103 victory over the Hawks.
November 14 at Golden State – Had 19 points, seven rebounds and two assists in the Clippers 104-98 win over the Warriors in Oakland.
November 15 vs. Orlando – Scored 31 points on a career-high 13 field goals, nine rebounds, three steals and one block as the Clippers defeated the Magic 95-92.
Other nominees for Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Golden State’s Jason Richardson, Memphis’ Pau Gasol, Miami’s Eddie Jones and Lamar Odom, New Jersey’s Kenyon Martin, New Orleans’ Baron Davis, Portland’s Zach Randolph, Sacramento’s Peja Stojakovic, Seattle’s Ronald Murray and Washington’s Gilbert Arenas.