POSTED: Jan 19, 2015 2:08 PM ET
UPDATED: Jan 19, 2015 2:46 PM ET
NEW YORK — The Atlanta Hawks' Al Horford and the Minnesota Timberwolves' Mo Williams on Monday were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Jan. 12, through Sunday, Jan. 18.
Horford appeared in three-of-four games during the Hawks' 4-0 week. He averaged 21.7 points on a league-leading .844 (27-of-32) shooting percentage, and added 8.0 rebounds and 6.3 assists. He posted a triple-double with 21 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists during a 105-87 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Jan. 13. On Jan. 16, Horford shot 8-of-8 from the floor en route to a 22-point night as the Hawks beat the Toronto Raptors 110-89.
Williams helped the Timberwolves to a 2-1 week behind averages of 30.3 points (third in the NBA), 6.3 assists (sixth in the Western Conference) and 39.8 minutes (third in the NBA). Both of Minnesota's wins came on the road. Williams erupted for an NBA season-high 52 points on Jan. 13 during a 110-101 win over the Indiana Pacers.
Here is a recap of the week for Horford and Williams:
Al Horford records his first-career triple-double with 21 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Hawks over the Sixers.
Jan. 13 @ Philadelphia: Posted a triple-double with 21 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in a 105-87 win over the 76ers.
Jan. 16 @ Toronto: Scored 22 points on 8-of-8 shooting, and added five rebounds and five assists during a 110-89 win over the Raptors.
Jan. 17 @ Chicago: Tallied 22 points, nine rebounds and four assists during a 107-99 win against the Bulls.
Williams Goes for 52 Points
Mo Williams drops a franchise, single game record and career-high with 52 points to lead the Timberwolves over the Pacers.
Jan. 13 @ Indiana: Recorded an NBA season-high 52 points and added seven assists and four rebounds in a 110-101 win over the Pacers.
Jan. 16 @ Phoenix: Scored 26 points and added five assists, two rebounds and three steals in a 110-99 loss to the Suns.
Jan. 17 @ Denver: Contributed 13 points, seven assists and three rebounds during a 113-105 win over the Nuggets.
Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Charlotte's Bismack Biyombo, Cleveland's LeBron James, Detroit's Brandon Jennings, Golden State's Stephen Curry, Los Angeles Clippers' Matt Barnes and Blake Griffin, Memphis' Zach Randolph, and Miami's Chris Bosh.