Hedo Turkoglu, Brad Miller Named Players of the Week
Posted Feb 4 2008 2:52PM
NEW YORK, Feb. 4, 2008 – The Orlando Magic’s Hedo Turkoglu and the Sacramento Kings’ Brad Miller today were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Jan 28 through Sunday, Feb. 3.
Turkoglu, who earned his second consecutive Player of the Week honor, guided Orlando to a 3-0 week, posting averages of 24.3 points, 8.0 rebounds and 6.3 assists. Turkoglu recorded a season-high-tying eight assists on Feb. 2 in a 121-115 win at Indiana and led or tied in assists in all three of Orlando’s games last week. The Magic sit atop the Southeast Division with a 31-18 record.
Miller, who posted point-rebound double-doubles in each of Sacramento’s three games last week, helped the Kings to a 3-0 record. Miller set a career high with 21 rebounds on Jan. 30 against Charlotte, 18 of which came on the defensive end, setting a Sacramento single-game record. Miller recorded two 20-point, 20-rebound games, joining Chris Webber as the only players in Kings history to record multiple 20-point, 20-rebound efforts. Webber accomplished the feat five times.
Here is a closer look at the week for Turkoglu and Miller:
Hedo Turkoglu, Orlando Magic
Brad Miller, Sacramento Kings
Other nominees for Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Cleveland’s Zydrunas Ilgauskas and LeBron James, Detroit’s Tayshaun Prince, Houston’s Yao Ming, Seattle’s Kevin Durant and Utah’s Deron Williams.