NEW YORK, March 3, 2008 – The Philadelphia 76ers’ Andre Miller and the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant today were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Feb. 25 through Sunday, March 2.

During a 2-1 week for the 76ers, Miller averaged 23.0 points, 7.7 assists, 5.3 rebounds and 2.0 steals. Miller outscored the opposing starting point guards 69-27 (Jameer Nelson, Baron Davis and Steve Nash), while shooting 50.0 percent from the field. He is shooting a career-best 49.6 percent from the floor after entering the season as a career 45.3 percent shooter. The 6-2 guard recorded his fifth double-double in the last 14 games, tallying 25 points and 12 assists in a 119-114 win at Phoenix on March 1.

Bryant led the Lakers to a 3-1 week, averaging 34.0 points, 6.0 assists and 6.8 rebounds.  Bryant, who is second in the league in scoring at 28.2 points, recorded his 22nd career 50-point game after scoring 52 in a 108-104 overtime victory vs. Dallas March 2 and moved to 25th on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.

Here is a recap of the week for Miller and Bryant:

Andre Miller, Philadelphia
Feb. 27 vs. Orlando: Tallied 26 points, six rebounds and nine assists in a 101-89 win over the Magic.
Feb. 29 @ Golden State: Posted 18 points and six rebounds in a 119-97 loss to the Warriors.
March 1 @ Phoenix: Collected 25 points, 12 assists and four rebounds in a 119-114 win against the Suns.

Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers
Feb. 26 vs. Portland: Recorded 30 points, nine rebounds and seven assists in a 96-83 win against the Trail Blazers.
Feb. 28 vs. Miami: Posted 21 points, eight assists and four steals in a 106-88 win over the Heat.
Feb. 29 @ Portland: Tallied 33 points, five assists and seven rebounds in a 119-111 loss to the Trail Blazers.
March 2 vs. Dallas: Poured in 52 points, 11 rebounds and four assists in a 108-104 overtime win against the Mavericks.

Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Cleveland’s LeBron James, Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki, Indiana’s Mike Dunleavy and Phoenix’s Amare Stoudemire.