NEW YORK, April 16, 2007 – The Chicago Bulls’ Ben Gordon and the Houston Rockets’ Tracy McGrady were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, April 9 through Sunday, April 15.

Gordon averaged 24.3 points, 4.7 assists and 3.3 rebounds in helping Chicago to a 3-0 week. He tallied 23 points and seven assists in a 98-69 win over New York on April 10 and registered 30 points, four rebounds and three assists in a 101-68 win at Washington on April 15.

McGrady averaged 28.0 points, 7.3 assists, 6.7 rebounds and 3.0 steals in helping guide Houston to a 3-0 week. He scored 27 points, including 21 in the first half, and added five rebounds, five assists and three steals in a 95-90 win at Seattle on April 9. He notched 32 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and three steals in a 99-95 win at Portland on April 11.

Here is a closer look at the week for Gordon and McGrady:

Ben Gordon, Chicago Bulls

  • April 10 vs. New York: Tallied 23 points, seven assists, one rebound and one steal in a 98-69 win over the Knicks.
  • April 13 vs. Charlotte: Notched 20 points, five rebounds and four assists in a 100-81 win over the Bobcats.
  • April 15 at Washington: Netted 30 points along with four rebounds, three assists and one steal in a 101-68 win over the Wizards.

    Tracy McGrady, Houston Rockets

  • April 9 at Seattle: Tallied 27 points, five rebounds, five assists and three steals in a 95-90 win over the Sonics.
  • April 11 at Portland: Recorded 32 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and three steals in a 99-95 win over the Trail Blazers.
  • April 14 vs. New Orleans/Oklahoma City: Notched 25 points, 10 assists, seven rebounds and three steals in a 123-112 win over the Hornets.

    Other nominees for Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Cleveland’s LeBron James, Denver’s Marcus Camby, the L.A. Clippers Elton Brand, New Jersey’s Vince Carter and Orlando’s Dwight Howard.