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

  • Feb. 26 at Houston: Registered 16 points, 17 rebounds, two steals, one block and one assist in a 77-72 win over the Rockets.
  • Feb. 28 vs. New York: Tallied 26 points, nine rebounds, five assists and two blocks in a 102-94 win over the Knicks.
  • March 3 at New Jersey: Posted a career-best 32 points, 18 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in a 96-88 win over the Nets.
  • March 4 vs. Minnesota: Notched 20 points, 14 rebounds, two assists and one block in a 125-117 win over the Timberwolves.

    Kevin Martin, Sacramento Kings

  • Feb. 26 at Philadelphia: Scored 23 points along with five rebounds and one assist in a 89-82 loss to the 76ers.
  • Feb. 28 vs. Charlotte: Posted 36 points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals in a 135-120 win over the Bobcats.
  • March 2 at L.A. Lakers: Registered 20 points, four rebounds and three assists in a 116-108 win over the Lakers.
  • March 3 at Portland: Tallied 33 points, six rebounds and matched a career high with six assists in a 104-96 win over the Trail Blazers.

    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.