NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2008 – The Charlotte Bobcats’ Gerald Wallace and the Golden State Warriors’ Baron Davis today were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Jan. 14 through Sunday, Jan. 20.

Wallace led Charlotte to a 3-1 week, averaging 29.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 3.0 steals. The Bobcats opened the week with a 119-116 win over Denver, paced by Wallace’s fourth career 40-point game. The next time out, Wallace set a career high with eight offensive rebounds (and 14 overall), to go along with 36 points in a win over the Magic. The 76 points scored by Wallace over a two-game span is a franchise record. Charlotte closed the week with a win over the Grizzlies, a game in which Wallace tied an NBA season high with seven steals.

Davis helped the Warriors to a 3-1 week, which included road wins over the Timberwolves, Bulls and Bucks. Leading the Warriors in scoring in three of their four contests, Davis averaged 26.3 points to go along with 7.0 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 4.5 steals. Davis, like Wallace, recorded both a 40-point game (Jan. 18 at Chicago) and a seven-steal game (Jan. 16 at Indiana).

Here is a closer look at the week for Wallace and Davis:

Gerald Wallace, Charlotte Bobcats
Jan. 14 vs. Denver: Poured in 40 points and added eight rebounds, five assists, two blocks and two steals in a 119-116 win over the Nuggets.
Jan. 16 vs. Orlando: Posted a 36-point, 14-rebound effort as the Bobcats topped the Magic 99-93.
Jan. 18 @ New Orleans: Tallied 12 points, three rebounds and three assists in a 112-84 loss to the Hornets.
Jan. 19 vs. Memphis: Scored 27 points and added seven rebounds, six assists and seven steals in a 105-87 win over the Grizzlies.

Baron Davis, Golden State Warriors
Jan. 15 @ Minnesota: Scored 22 points and added nine assists, five rebounds and five steals in a 105-98 win over the Timberwolves.
Jan. 16 @ Indiana: Totaled 24 points, seven assists, six rebounds and seven steals in a 125-117 loss to the Pacers.
Jan. 18 @ Chicago: Reeled off 40 points and added five rebounds, four assists and three steals in the Warriors’ 119-111 win over the Bulls.
Jan. 19 @ Milwaukee: Collected 19 points, eight assists, four rebounds and three steals in Golden State’s 119-99 win over the Bucks.

Other nominees for Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Cleveland’s LeBron James, Milwaukee’s Andrew Bogut, New Orleans’ Davis West, New York’s Jamal Crawford, Phoenix’s Steve Nash, Sacramento’s Kevin Martin, Toronto’s Chris Bosh and Utah’s Deron Williams.