NEW YORK, Nov. 4 –
Atlanta’s Glenn Robinson
and the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant
were today named the Eastern Conference and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Tuesday, Oct. 29 through Sunday, Nov. 3.
Robinson, acquired over the summer by the Hawks through a trade with Milwaukee, led his new team to two victories last week by averaging 31.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 2.3 steals.
Bryant, who became the first Laker since Magic Johnson in March of 1991 to record consecutive triple-doubles, averaged 29.5 points, 12.3 rebounds, 7.8 assists and 2.3 steals in leading the Lakers’ to a 2-2 record for the opening week.
Here is a closer look at the week for Bryant and Robinson:
|Glenn Robinson, Atlanta Hawks||Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers|
|Oct. 30 at New Jersey – Recorded 34 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists, five steals and two blocks in the Hawks’ season opener at New Jersey.
||Oct. 28 vs. San Antonio – Had 27 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, four steals and two blocks in 87-82 loss to the Spurs.|
|Oct. 31 vs. Utah – Recorded 30 points, seven assists, five rebounds and two steals in the Hawks opener, a 105-98 victory over the Jazz.
||Nov. 1 vs. LA Clippers – Recorded triple-double with 33 points, 15 rebounds, 12 assists in 108-93 victory over the Clippers.|
|Nov. 2 vs. Chicago – Had 30 points, seven rebounds and three assists in a 98-92 victory over the Bulls.
||Nov. 3 vs. Portland – Recorded his second consecutive triple-double with 33 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists in 98-95 overtime victory over the Trail Blazers.|
Other nominees for Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Boston’s Paul Pierce, Chicago’s Jalen Rose, Denver’s James Posey, Houston’s Steve Francis, New Jersey's Jason Kidd, New York’s Allan Houston and Kurt Thomas, Orlando’s Tracy McGrady, Philadelphia’s Aaron McKie and Seattle’s Gary Payton.