Gordon, Bryant Named NBA Players of the Week
Posted Apr 17 2006 2:33PM
NEW YORK, April 17 -- The Chicago Bulls’ Ben Gordon and the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant today were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, April 10 through Sunday, April 16.
Gordon averaged 26.3 points on .492 shooting from the field and .600 from three-point range to lead the Bulls to 4-0 and secure a playoff berth. In a 103-101 victory over the Wizards on April 14, Gordon shot a perfect 9-of-9 from long range, tying the NBA’s all-time record for three-point field goals made in a single game without a miss (Latrell Sprewell, Feb. 4, 2003).
Behind Bryant’s league-high 41.3 points on .487 shooting, 6.0 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 3.33 steals per game, the Lakers went 3-0 and clinched a playoff berth. In a win over Portland on April 14, Bryant scored 50 points on 17-of-28 shooting to surpass Elgin Baylor’s single season franchise scoring record of 2,719 points established during the 1962-63 season.
Here is a closer look at the week for Gordon and Bryant:
Ben Gordon, Chicago Bulls
Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers