NEW YORK, March 6, 2006 – The Philadelphia 76ers’ Allen Iverson and the Memphis Grizzlies’ Pau Gasol were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Feb. 27 through Sunday, March 5.


Iverson

Gasol

Iverson averaged a league-high 37.3 points on .556 shooting, 9.3 assists and 3.5 rebounds to collect his third Player of the Week honor this season. For the first time in his 10-year NBA career, Iverson recorded 40 points and 10 assists in back-to-back contests, becoming the first player to do so since Denver’s Michael Adams in 1991.

Behind Gasol’s 26.3 points on .636 shooting, 7.7 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 2.33 blocks, the Grizzlies recorded a 3-0 week. In a 108-98 win over the Wizards on Feb. 27, Gasol recorded his 24th double-double of the season with a career-high 39 points on .727 shooting and 10 rebounds.

Here is a closer look at the week for Iverson and Gasol:

Allen Iverson, Philadelphia 76ers
Feb. 27 at Dallas: Had 29 points, six assists and three rebounds in a 104-92 road loss to the Mavericks.
March 1 at Houston: Recorded 40 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds in a 106-101 win over the Rockets.
March 3 vs. Washington: Posted 47 points on 17-of-28 shooting and 12 rebounds as the Sixers defeated the Wizards 119-113.
March 5 vs. Indiana: Had 33 points, nine assists and three steals in a 94-93 loss to the Pacers.

Pau Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies
Feb. 27 vs. Washington: Scored a career-high 39 points on 16-of-22 shooting, while adding 10 rebounds, three assists and three blocks in a 108-98 win over the Wizards.
March 1 vs. New York: Recorded 23 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and two blocks as the Grizzlies defeated the Knicks 101-99.
March 5 at L.A. Clippers: Had 17 points, seven assists, six rebounds and two blocks in a 102-86 win over the Clippers.

Other nominees for Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Cleveland’s LeBron James, Golden State’s Jason Richardson, Indiana’s Stephen Jackson, the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant, Miami’s Dwyane Wade, Minnesota’s Kevin Garnett, Phoenix’s Boris Diaw and Steve Nash, and Seattle’s Ray Allen.