NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2007 – The Chicago Bulls’ Ben Gordon and the Phoenix Suns’ Steve Nash today were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Jan. 22, through Sunday, Jan. 28.

Gordon averaged 26.8 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.8 assists in helping Chicago to a 3-1 week. He scored 34 points and added seven assists and six rebounds in Chicago’s 100-97 win over Miami on Jan. 27, and topped the 30-point mark two other times last week – Jan. 30 vs. Dallas and Jan. 22 at Indiana.

Nash, who also won the award last week and the week of Dec. 11, averaged 22.5 points, a league-best 14.8 assists and 4.3 rebounds in helping Phoenix extend its winning streak to a franchise-record 17 games with a 4-0 week on the road. He registered 18 points, 16 assists and a season-high six rebounds in the Suns’ 98-90 win at Milwaukee on Jan. 26, and notched at least 14 assists in all four games last week.

Here is a closer look at the week for Gordon and Nash:

Ben Gordon, Chicago Bulls

  • Jan. 22 at Indiana: Registered 31 points, 21 of which came in the second half, four rebounds and two assists in 98-91 loss to the Pacers.
  • Jan. 23 vs. Atlanta: Scored 12 points and added five assists and one rebound in 94-86 win over the Hawks.
  • Jan. 25 vs. Dallas: Tallied 30 points, six rebounds, five assists and two steals in 96-85 win over the Mavericks.
  • Jan. 27 vs. Miami: Posted 34 points, seven assists, six rebounds and one steal in 100-97 win over the Heat.

    Steve Nash, Phoenix Suns

  • Jan. 23 at Washington: Notched 27 points, 14 assists and three rebounds in 127-105 win over the Wizards.
  • Jan. 24 at New York: Scored 22 points and added 14 assists and five rebounds in 112-107 win over the Knicks.
  • Jan. 26 at Milwaukee: Tallied 18 points, 16 assists and a season-high six rebounds in 98-90 win over the Bucks.
  • Jan. 28 at Cleveland: Posted 23 points, 15 assists and three rebounds in 115-100 win over the Cavaliers.

    Other nominees for Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki, Detroit’s Richard Hamilton, Golden State’s Al Harrington, Indiana’s Jermaine O’Neal, L.A. Clippers’ Elton Brand, New York’s Jamal Crawford, San Antonio’s Tim Duncan, Toronto’s Chris Bosh and Washington’s Antawn Jamison.