Kobe Bryant, Andre Miller Named Players of the Week
Posted Mar 3 2008 4:27PM
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
Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers