Gordon, Nash Named NBA Players of the Week
Posted Jan 29 2007 2:10PM
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
Steve Nash, Phoenix Suns
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.