A. Jefferson, K. Martin Named NBA Players of the Week
Posted Mar 5 2007 2:23PM
NEW YORK, March 5, 2007 – The Boston Celtics’ Al Jefferson and the Sacramento Kings’ Kevin Martin today were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Feb. 26 through Sunday, March 4.
Jefferson had three double-doubles and averaged a league-best 14.5 rebounds along with 23.5 points, 2.5 assists and 1.5 blocks in helping lead Boston to a 4-0 week. He posted 26 points, nine rebounds, five assists and two blocks in a 102-94 win over New York on Feb. 28 and recorded a career-high 32 points to go with 18 rebounds and two blocks in a 96-88 win at New Jersey on March 3.
Martin averaged 28.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists in helping Sacramento to a 3-1 record on the week. He posted 36 points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals in a 135-120 win over Charlotte on Feb. 28 and notched 33 points, six rebounds and six assists, matching his career best, in a 104-96 win at Portland on March 3.
Here is a closer look at the week for Jefferson and Martin:
Al Jefferson, Boston Celtics
Kevin Martin, Sacramento Kings
Other nominees for Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Chicago’s Ben Gordon, Cleveland’s LeBron James, Dallas’ Jason Terry, Detroit’s Tayshaun Prince, Miami’s Shaquille O’Neal, New York’s Stephon Marbury, Philadelphia’s Andre Iguodala, San Antonio’s Tim Duncan and Seattle’s Rashard Lewis.