G. Wallace, Bryant Named NBA Players of the Week
Posted Mar 26 2007 2:29PM
NEW YORK, March 26, 2007 – The Charlotte Bobcats’ Gerald Wallace 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 19 through Sunday, March 25.
Wallace averaged 20.3 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 2.33 blocks and 1.33 steals in leading Charlotte to a 2-2 week. He notched 27 points, 11 rebounds, five blocks and four assists in a 108-100 win over Cleveland on March 20, and tallied 21 points, seven assists, four blocks and two steals in a 106-97 loss at Philadelphia on March 23.
Bryant averaged an NBA-high 51.0 points in helping the Lakers to a 3-0 record. He also became only the second player in league history to score 50 or more points in four consecutive games, joining Wilt Chamberlain, who holds the record with seven consecutive games of 50 or more points, set in December, 1961. Bryant’s streak, which began on March 16 against Minnesota, was snapped on Sunday when he was held to 43 points 115-113 win over Golden State.
Here is a closer look at the week for Wallace and Bryant:
Gerald Wallace, Charlotte Bobcats
Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
Other nominees for Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Chicago’s Ben Gordon and Kirk Hinrich, Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki, Houston’s Tracy McGrady and Toronto’s Chris Bosh and T.J. Ford.