B. Wallace, Kirilenko Named Players of the Week
Posted Mar 1 2004 3:30PM
NEW YORK, March 1 – The Detroit Pistons’ Ben Wallace and Utah Jazz’s Andrei Kirilenko were today named the Eastern Conference and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, February 23 through Sunday, February 29.
Wallace led the Pistons to a perfect 4-0 record for the week, averaging 12.3 points, 12.3 rebounds, 3.75 blocks and 2.00 steals per game. He recorded a double-double (points and rebounds) in three of Detroit’s four games last week.
Kirilenko averaged 25.0 points, 10.7 rebounds, 3.00 blocks, 2.7 assists and 1.67 steals per game, leading the Jazz to a 3-0 record for the week that included back-to-back victories over Seattle.
Here is a closer look at the week for Wallace and Kirilenko:
Ben Wallace, Detroit Pistons
Andrei Kirilenko, Utah Jazz
Other nominees for Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Boston’s Mark Blount; Cleveland’s Carlos Boozer, Zydrunas Ilgauskas, LeBron James and Jeff McInnis; Dallas’ Michael Finley; Minnesota’s Kevin Garnett; Phoenix’s Amare Stoudemire and Sacramento’s Mike Bibby.