Carter, Stoudemire Named NBA Players of the Week
Posted Feb 26 2007 3:22PM
NEW YORK, Feb. 26, 2007 – The New Jersey Nets’ Vince Carter and the Phoenix Suns’ Amaré Stoudemire today were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Feb. 19 through Sunday, Feb. 25.
Carter averaged an NBA-best 37.3 points along with 7.3 rebounds and 5.0 assists in helping lead New Jersey to a 2-1 week. He recorded a season-high 46 points in a 111-107 loss to New Orleans/Oklahoma City on Feb. 21 and tallied 40 points, nine rebounds and eight assists in a 101-92 win over New York on Feb. 25.
Stoudemire averaged 30.0 points along with 12.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists as Phoenix posted a 4-0 record on the week. He recorded 32 points, 12 rebounds and four assists in a 118-108 win over Boston on Feb. 21 and posted season highs with 43 points and six assists in a 115-106 win over Atlanta on Feb. 25.
Here is a closer look at the week for Carter and Stoudemire:
Vince Carter, New Jersey Nets
Amaré Stoudemire, Phoenix Suns
Other nominees for Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Charlotte’s Emeka Okafor, Chicago’s Luol Deng, Detroit’s Chauncey Billups, Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki, Houston’s Tracy McGrady and New Orleans/Oklahoma City’s Tyson Chandler.