Kidd, Bryant Named NBA Players of the Week
Posted Nov 5 2007 2:31PM
NEW YORK, March 19, 2007 – The New Jersey Nets’ Jason Kidd and the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant today were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, March 12 through Sunday, March 18.
Kidd, who has recorded double-digit assists in four straight games, averaged 14.5 points, a league-best 12.8 assists, 7.5 rebounds and 2.8 steals in helping lead New Jersey to a 3-1 record. He scored 18 points to go with 12 assists, six rebounds and four steals in a 112-108 win at New Orleans/Oklahoma City on March 13, and scored 23 points and dished out 13 assists in a 101-95 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on March 18.
Bryant averaged an NBA-high 46.7 points in helping guide the Lakers to a 2-1 record. He poured in 65 points along with seven rebounds, three assists and three steals in a 116-111 overtime win over Portland on March 16, and followed that up with 50 points, six rebounds and three assists in a 109-102 win over Minnesota on March 18. Bryant became the first Laker to score 50 or more points in back-to-back games since Elgin Baylor in 1962.
Here is a closer look at the week for Kidd and Bryant:
Jason Kidd, New Jersey Nets
Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers