Garnett, Iverson Named Players of the Week
Posted Apr 14 2008 4:08PM
NEW YORK, April 14, 2008 – The Boston Celtics’ Kevin Garnett and the Denver Nuggets’ Allen Iverson today were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, April 7, through Sunday, April 13.
Garnett led the Celtics to a 3-1 week, averaging 19.8 points on .600 shooting from the field and 7.8 rebounds. It is Garnett’s third Player of the Week selection this season (Nov. 11, March 23). Garnett leads the Celtics with 9.3 rebounds per game and is second on the team in scoring with 19.0 points per game.
Iverson led the Nuggets to a 3-1 week, and was second in the league in scoring with 28.8 points per game on .533 shooting, to go along with 6.8 assists. Iverson was second in the West in steals with 2.75 steals per game. It is Iverson’s third Player of the Week nod this season (Nov. 18, Jan. 6). Denver can clinch a playoff spot with a win or a loss by Golden State.
Here is a recap of the week for Garnett and Iverson:
Kevin Garnett, Boston Celtics
Allen Iverson, Denver Nuggets
Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Atlanta’s Joe Johnson, Charlotte’s Jason Richardson, Detroit’s Jason Maxiell, L.A. Lakers’ Kobe Bryant, Phoenix’s