NEW YORK, Jan. 26 –
The Cleveland Cavaliers Carlos Boozer
and Minnesota Timberwolves Kevin Garnett
were today named the Eastern Conference and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, January 19 through Sunday, January 25.
Boozer led the Cavaliers to a 2-1 record averaging 20.7 points, 15.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists per game, posting three consecutive double-doubles (points-rebounds) against Seattle, Sacramento and Philadelphia. Boozer recorded his second 30 point/20 rebound game of the season versus Seattle, posting 32 points and 20 rebounds in the contest.
Garnett led the Timberwolves to a perfect 4-0 record this week, averaging 24.5 points, 15.0 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 2.0 blocks per game, recording four straight double-doubles (points-rebounds) in wins against New Orleans, Toronto, Detroit and Phoenix.
Here is a closer look at the week for Boozer and Garnett:
Carlos Boozer, Cleveland Cavaliers
Jan.20 vs. Seattle – Recorded 32 points and 20 rebounds to defeat the Seattle SuperSonics 99-94.
Jan. 22 vs. Sacramento – Had 15 points, 11 rebounds and six assists in a 95-89 loss to the Sacramento Kings.
Jan. 24 vs. Philadelphia – Scored 15 points and pulled down 15 rebounds in a 95-87 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.
Kevin Garnett, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jan. 19 vs. New Orleans – Tallied 24 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists in a 97-90 win over the New Orleans Hornets.
Jan. 21 @ Toronto – Recorded 28 points and 11 rebounds to defeat the Toronto Raptors 108-97 on the road.
Jan. 23 vs. Detroit – Had 22 points, 17 rebounds and six assists as the Timberwolves defeated the Pistons 80-79.
Jan. 25 vs. Phoenix – Had 19 points, 17 rebounds, eight assists and three blocks in a 99-95 win versus the Phoenix Sun.
Other nominees for Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Dallas’ Michael Finley, Golden State’s Erick Dampier, Miami’s Lamar Odom, Milwaukee’s Michael Redd, New Orleans’ Darrell Armstrong and Orlando’s Tracy McGrady.