Players of the Week: Feb. 28-March 6
NEW YORK, March 7 –
Philadelphia’s Allen Iverson
and Denver’s Marcus Camby
today were named the Eastern
Conference and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, February 28
through Sunday, March 6.
Iverson led his team to a 3-1 week with wins over Milwaukee, Cleveland and Atlanta. He averaged 37.3 points
(up 7 points from his season average) on .447 shooting and added 7.0 assists, 3.5 steals and 2.8 rebounds. He
scored over 30 points in each game, including 48 points in the Sixers’ game versus the Bucks (7th 40-plus point
game this season).
Camby averaged 14.0 points, 15.7 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 4.33 blocks and 1.33 steals to help lead the Nuggets to
a 3-0 week. He posted three straight double-doubles (19 for the season) in wins over Atlanta, Indiana and the
Los Angeles Clippers. In Camby’s most impressive game, he scored 17 points and tallied 22 rebounds, five
assists, three blocks and three steals in a 96-87 win over the Pacers.
Here is a closer look at the week for Iverson and Camby:
Allen Iverson, Philadelphia 76ers
March 1 at Milwaukee: Scored a team-high 48 points and added eight assists, four steals and three
rebounds in a 118-111 win over the Bucks.
March 2 vs. New Jersey: Had 37 points and added six rebounds, five assists and two steal in a 93-99
loss to the visiting Nets.
March 4 vs. Cleveland: Scored 31 points and recorded nine assists, three steals and one rebound against
the Cavs in a 98-89 victory.
March 5 at Atlanta: Scored 33 points and added six assists, five steals and one rebound in a 98-97 win
over the Hawks.
Marcus Camby, Denver Nuggets
March 1 vs. Atlanta: Had 13 rebounds, 11 points, three blocks and two assists in a 97-74 win over the
March 3 vs. Indiana: Recorded 22 rebounds, 17 points, seven assists, seven blocks and one steal in a
96-87 victory over the Pacers.
March 5 at L.A. Clippers: Scored 14 points and had 12 rebounds, five assists, three blocks and three
steals in a 105-89 win.
Other nominees for Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Denver’s Carmelo Anthony, Miami’s Dwyane Wade, Minnesota’s Kevin Garnett, Orlando’s Dwight Howard, Phoenix’s Joe Johnson, San Antonio’s Tony Parker and Seattle’s Ray Allen.