NEW YORK, February 28 – Toronto’s Jalen Rose and Sacramento’s Mike Bibby today were named the Eastern Conference and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Tuesday, February 22 through Sunday, February 27.



Rose helped his team to a perfect 3-0 week with wins over New Jersey, Milwaukee and the Los Angeles Lakers. He averaged 24 points (up 6.9 points from his season average) on .553 shooting (up nine percent) and added 4.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists. He led his team in scoring with 30 points at New Jersey including 10 points in the fourth quarter and later in the week, had a team-high 26 points including 12 fourth-quarter points versus the Lakers.

Bibby averaged 26.5 points on .462 shooting, resulting in a 3-1 week with wins versus Atlanta, at Philadelphia and at Washington and a loss to Dallas. He led his team in assists in all four contests and led the team in scoring in three of the four games. In a 110-108 win at Washington, he scored 38 points and made five three-pointers.

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Here is a closer look at the week for Rose and Bibby:

Jalen Rose, Toronto Raptors
Feb. 22 at New Jersey: Scored a team-high 30 points and added eight rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal in a 100-82 win over the Nets.
Feb. 25 at Milwaukee: Tallied 16 points and added three rebounds, three assists and one block in a 106-102 victory over the visiting Bucks.
Feb. 27 vs. L.A. Lakers: Led his team with 26 points and recorded five rebounds, three assists, one block and one steal in a 108-102 win over the Lakers.

Mike Bibby, Sacramento Kings
Feb. 22 vs. Atlanta: Scored 23 points and had six rebounds, seven assists, one block and three steals in a 114-104 win over the Hawks.
Feb. 24 at Dallas: Recorded 26 points, five rebounds, eight assists, and three steals in a 122-113 loss to the Mavericks.
Feb. 26 at Philadelphia: Had 19 points with four rebounds, eight assists and two steals in a 101-99 win over Philadelphia.
Feb. 27 at Washington: Tallied 38 points, six rebounds, seven assists and four steals in a 110-108 victory over the Wizards.

Other nominees for Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Boston’s Antoine Walker, Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki, Detroit’s Tayshaun Prince, Golden State’s Jason Richardson, Miami’s Dwyane Wade, New Jersey’s Vince Carter and Phoenix’s Joe Johnson.