Iverson, Garnett Named NBA Players of the Week
Posted Jan 17 2006 2:22PM
NEW YORK, Jan. 17 – The Philadelphia 76ers’ Allen Iverson and the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Kevin Garnett today were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Jan. 9 through Sunday, Jan. 15.
Iverson averaged a league-high 40.0 points on .539 shooting, while posting 9.3 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 2.3 steals per game to lead the Sixers to a 2-1 week. He recorded back-to-back 40-point games for the third time this season, with 41 points against Seattle on Jan. 9 and 46 points versus Utah on Jan. 11, and had his tenth double-double of the season with 33 points and 10 assists in a triple-overtime win over Boston on Jan. 13.
Garnett, the only player in the top 20 overall in points, rebounds and assists this week, led the Timberwolves to a 2-1 record, averaging 24.3 points on .592 shooting, 14.0 rebounds and 6.3 assists. Garnett needs three rebounds to become the sixth player in league history to record 16,000 points, 9,000 rebounds and 3,500 assists.
Here is a closer look at the week for Iverson and Garnett:
Allen Iverson, Philadelphia 76ers
Jan. 9 vs. Seattle: Posted 41 points, nine assists and seven rebounds in a 107-98 win over the Sonics.
Jan. 11 vs. Utah: Connected on 16-of-25 field goals for 46 points, while adding nine assists, four steals and three rebounds in a 110-102 loss to the Jazz.
Jan. 13 vs. Boston: Recorded 33 points, 10 assists, five rebounds and two steals in a 125-124 triple-overtime win over the Celtics.
Kevin Garnett, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jan. 10 @ Milwaukee: Posted a double-double of 14 points and 13 rebounds, while handing out four assists in a 95-92 road loss to the Bucks.
Jan. 11 vs. Chicago: Recorded game highs of 28 points and 14 rebounds, while dishing out nine assists in a 99-93 win over the visiting Bulls.
Jan. 13 vs. Denver: Scored a season-high 31 points on 14-of-17 shooting, while tallying 15 rebounds and six assists in a 103-89 win over the Nuggets.
Other nominees for Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Cleveland’s Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Denver’s Carmelo Anthony, Detroit’s Richard Hamilton, Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant, Miami’s Dwyane Wade, New York’s Jamal Crawford and Stephon Marbury, Phoenix’s Steve Nash and Utah’s Andrei Kirilenko.