Arenas, Boozer Named NBA Players of the Week
Posted Dec 18 2006 4:49PM
NEW YORK, Dec. 18, 2006 – The Washington Wizards’ Gilbert Arenas and the Utah Jazz’ Carlos Boozer today were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Dec. 11 through Sunday, Dec. 17.
Arenas led the league in scoring, averaging 40.3 points on .487 shooting in helping the Wizards to a 3-0 record. Arenas added 6.3 assists, 6.0 rebounds, and 3.0 steals per game. His 60 points against the Los Angeles Lakers on Dec. 17 is a franchise record and NBA season high. He also scored 40 or more points for the fifth time this season and 30 or more points for the 10th time this season.
Boozer led the Jazz to a 3-1 week while averaging 22.8 points, and added a Western Conference-best 12 rebounds per game. Boozer scored 31 points in a win over the Dallas Mavericks on Dec. 11 to help Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan notch his 1000th career victory.
Here is a closer look at the week for Arenas and Boozer:
Gilbert Arenas, Washington Wizards
Carlos Boozer, Utah Jazz
Other nominees for Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Chicago’s Ben Wallace, Detroit’s Chauncey Billups, Houston’s Yao Ming, New Jersey’s Jason Kidd, and Phoenix’s Amare Stoudemire.