Players of the Week: Feb. 7-13
DENVER, February 14 –
Philadelphia’s Allen Iverson
and Phoenix’s Steve Nash
today were named the Eastern Conference and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, February 7 through Sunday, February 13.
Iverson averaged a league-high 42.7 points on 45.3% shooting, 8.0 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 steals in games versus Memphis, Toronto and Orlando. On February 12, Iverson recorded a career-high 60 points, going 24-of-27 from the free-throw line, while tallying six assists, five steals and four rebounds in a 112-99 win over the Magic. Iverson joined Wilt Chamberlain as the only players in Sixers franchise history to score 60 or more points in a regular season game.
Nash led the Suns to a 2-1 record for the week, averaging 26.0 points on 50.0% shooting, a league-high 14.3 assists and four rebounds in games versus Sacramento, Seattle and Golden State. In the Suns 125-123 win over the Kings on February 8, Nash recorded a season high 33 points and a game-high 17 assists.
Here is a closer look at the week for Iverson and Nash:
Allen Iverson, Philadelphia 76ers
Feb. 9 vs. Memphis: Recorded game-highs in points (38) and assists (10) and tallied six rebounds and two steals in a 98-95 loss to the visiting Grizzlies.
Feb. 11 at Toronto: Scored a game-high 30 points, while logging eight assists, five rebounds and two steals in a 106-91 victory over the Raptors.
Feb. 12 vs. Orlando: Recorded a career-high 60 points, six assists, five steals and four rebounds in a 112-99 win over the visiting Magic.
Steve Nash, Phoenix Suns
Feb. 8 at Sacramento: Had a season-high 33 points on 12-of-20 shooting, and a game-high 17 assists in a 125-123 win over the Kings.
Feb. 11 vs. Seattle: Tallied 25 points, 14 assists and seven rebounds in a 113-105 loss to the visiting Sonics.
Feb. 13 at Golden State: Recorded 20 points, 12 assists and three rebounds in a 106-102 overtime win over the Warriors.
Other nominees for Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Cleveland’s Zydrunas Ilguaskas, Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki, Detroit’s Chauncey Billups, Houston’s Yao Ming, Miami’s Shaquille O’Neal, Milwaukee’s Mike James, New Orleans’ Dan Dickau, Orlando’s Steve Francis and Washington’s Gilbert Arenas.