Tony Parker Named Western Conference Player of the Week
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker today was named the NBA’s Western Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, Jan. 30, through Sunday, Feb. 5. This is Parker’s seventh time earning Western Conference Player of the Week honors. The Celtic’s Paul Pierce was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week.
Parker averaged team highs in points (22.3 ppg), assists (8.0 apg) and steals (1.50 spg), as the Spurs went 4-0. He scored a season-high 42 points and added 9 assists Saturday in a 107-96 win over the NBA’s top team, the Oklahoma City Thunder. Parker has scored 40-or-more points three times in his career, most recently March 25, 2009, when he scored 42 points at Atlanta.
With an assist to Tim Duncan at the 4:56 mark of the third quarter vs. Oklahoma City, Parker handed out his 4,445th career-assist to pass Avery Johnson as the franchise’s all-time leader in assists. For his career Parker has handed out 4,477 career assists.
For the season, Parker is averaging a team-best 18.1 points, 7.7 assists, 2.9 rebounds and 1.04 steals in 33.7 minutes per game. He currently ranks ninth in the NBA is assists per game.
Here’s a closer a look at Parker’s week:
Jan. 30 @ Memphis: Recorded a game-high 12 assists to go along with 5 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 steals in an 83-73 victory.
Feb. 1 vs. Houston: Tallied 24 points, 4 assists, and 2 steals during a 99-91 win over the Rockets.
Feb. 2 vs. New Orleans: Scored 18 points and added 7 assists and 5 rebounds as the Spurs bested the Hornets 93-81.