Gerald Wallace, Baron Davis Named Players of the Week
Posted Jan 22 2008 2:39PM
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
Baron Davis, Golden State Warriors
Other nominees for Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Cleveland’s LeBron James, Milwaukee’s Andrew Bogut, New Orleans’