NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 2007 – The Washington Wizards’ Gilbert Arenas and the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Kevin Garnett today were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Jan. 1, through Sunday, Jan. 7.

Arenas, who was recently named NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month for December, averaged 33.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, 7.3 assists and 2.7 steals in helping Washington to a 2-1 week. He scored 32 points, including the game-winning three-pointer from 32-feet away as time expired, and recorded 11 rebounds, eight assists and four steals in the Wizards 108-105 win over Milwaukee on Jan. 3.

Garnett averaged 27.5 points, 14.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.5 blocks in helping Minnesota to a 4-0 week. He registered a season-high 32 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in the Timberwolves’ 102-96 win at Charlotte on Jan. 1, and posted 27 points, 17 rebounds, seven assists and three blocks in a 103-101 overtime win over San Antonio on Jan. 3.

Here is a closer look at the week for Arenas and Garnett:

Gilbert Arenas, Washington Wizards

  • Jan. 3 vs. Milwaukee: Posted 32 points, including game-winning three-pointer as time expired, 11 rebounds, eight assists and four steals in 108-105 win over the Bucks.
  • Jan. 5 vs. L.A. Clippers: Tallied 35 points, 12 assists, seven rebounds and one block in 116-105 win over the Clippers.
  • Jan. 7 at Toronto: Registered 33 points, four rebounds and two assists in 116-111 loss to the Raptors.

    Kevin Garnett, Minnesota Timberwolves

  • Jan. 1 at Charlotte: Registered season-high 32 points along with 14 rebounds, three assists and one block in 102-96 win over Bobcats.
  • Jan. 3 vs. San Antonio: Scored 27 points and added 17 rebounds, seven assists and three blocks in 103-101 overtime win over the Spurs.
  • Jan. 5 vs. Philadelphia: Tallied 25 points, 14 rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block in 104-102 overtime win over 76ers.
  • Jan. 7 vs. Houston: Had 26 points, 13 rebounds, five assists, one block and one steal in 103-99 overtime win over the Rockets.

    Other nominees for Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Cleveland’s Drew Gooden, Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki, Detroit’s Richard Hamilton, Houston’s Tracy McGrady, New York’s Eddy Curry, Orlando’s Dwight Howard, San Antonio’s Manu Ginobili and Toronto’s Chris Bosh.