Artest Named Player of the Week in East

NBA News Release
New York, Nov. 10, 2003
Indiana’s Ron Artest and Utah’s Andrei Kirilenko were today named the Eastern Conference and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, November 3 through Sunday, November 9.

Artest led the Pacers to a 4-0 record by averaging 22.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game.

Kirilenko led the Jazz to a 3-1 record with averages of 18.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.5 steals and 3.00 blocks per game.

Here is a closer look at Artest's week:

  • Nov. 4 vs. Denver – Had 18 points, six rebounds, five steals, three assists and two blocks as the Pacers defeated the Nuggets 71-60.
  • Nov. 6 at New Jersey – Tallied 21 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals in a 87-81 win over the Nets.
  • Nov. 7 vs. Cleveland – Had 21 points, two rebounds, three assists and two steals as the Pacers defeated the Cavaliers 91-90.
  • Nov. 9 at Philadelphia – Recorded 30 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and a steal in a 85-74 defeat of the 76ers.

    Here is a closer look at Kirilenko's week:

  • Nov. 3 vs. Minnesota – Scored 17 points while adding seven rebounds, and five blocks as the Jazz defeated the Timberwolves 93-88.
  • Nov. 5 vs. Phoenix – Had 11 points, six rebounds, four assists and two blocks in a 91-80 win over the Suns.
  • Nov. 7 at Golden State – Had 21 points, 10 rebounds, three blocks and three steals in a 95-89 win on the road against the Warriors.
  • Nov. 8 vs. Memphis – Recorded 25 points, seven rebounds, three assists, two blocks and two steals in a 96-89 win over the visiting Grizzlies.

    Other nominees for Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Detroit’s Chauncey Billups, Golden State’s Jason Richardson, Houston’s Steve Francis, Philadelphia’s Allen Iverson, San Antonio’s Emanuel Ginobili and Seattle’s Ronald Murray.