Andre Miller, Amare Stoudemire Named Players of the Week
Posted Feb 11 2008 3:47PM
NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2008 – The Philadelphia 76ers’ Andre Miller and the Phoenix Suns’ Amaré Stoudemire today were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Feb. 4 through Sunday, Feb. 10.
During a 3-1 week for the Sixers, Miller averaged 19.5 points, 9.0 assists and committed only 10 turnovers. He outscored opposing teams’ starting point guards 78-35. Miller recorded a Sixers’ season-high 14 assists on Feb. 5, in a 101-96 win over the Washington Wizards.
Stoudemire helped guide the Suns to a 3-1 week by averaging 28.5 points, 13.5 rebounds and a Western Conference-best 3.25 blocks. Stoudemire recorded a point/rebound double-double in each contest and played a team-high 41.3 minutes per game. Stoudemire concluded his week yesterday by scoring 31 points, including two game-clinching free throws with 7.5 seconds to play, as the Suns defeated the Wizards 108-107.
Here is a recap of the week for Miller and Stoudemire:
Andre Miller, Philadelphia
Amaré Stoudemire, Phoenix Suns
Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month were Boston’s Rajon Rondo, Cleveland’s LeBron James, Denver’s Carmelo Anthony, Detroit’s Tayshaun Prince, Golden State’s Monta Ellis, New Jersey’s Vince Carter, New Orleans’ Peja Stojakovic, and Utah’s Deron Williams.