NEW YORK, April 9, 2007 – The Charlotte Bobcats’ Gerald Wallace and San Antonio Spurs’ Tim Duncan today were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, April 2 through Sunday, April 8.

Wallace averaged 30.0 points on .610 shooting to go along with 10.8 rebounds, 4.0 steals and 3.0 assists in leading Charlotte to a 3-1 week. He had four games with three or more steals. Wallace ranks fifth in the NBA with 1.97 steals and has recorded 10 games this season with 30 or more points.

Duncan averaged 21.3 points, 10.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 3.3 blocks in leading the Spurs to a 3-0 week. His two double-doubles for the week bring his season total to 43 on the season, which ranks fifth in the NBA. This season he is shooting .543 from the field, while averaging 20.1. points, 10.7 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.4 blocks in just 34.4 minutes per game.

Here is a closer look at the week for Wallace and Duncan:

Gerald Wallace, Charlotte Bobcats
April 3 vs. Washington: Tallied 34 points, 14 rebounds, three steals and two blocks in a 122-102 win over the Wizards.
April 4 @ Washington: Posted 27 points, 12 rebounds, eight assists and four steals in a 108-100 win over the Wizards.
April 6 vs. Indiana: Netted 29 points along with nine rebounds, five steals and two blocks in a 112-102 loss to the Pacers.
April 8 @ Miami: Totaled 30 points, eight rebounds and four steals in a 111-103 victory over the Heat.

Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs
April 3 vs. Seattle: Tallied 14 points, seven assists, five rebounds, a block and a steal in 27 minutes of a 110-91 win over the SuperSonics.
April 5 vs. Phoenix: Added 22 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and five blocks in a 92-85 win over the Suns.
April 7 vs. Golden State: Recorded 28 points, 15 rebounds, three assists and four blocks as the Spurs defeated the Warriors 112-99.

Other nominees for Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Denver’s Allen Iverson, Miami’s Shaquille O’Neal, New Jersey’s Vince Carter, New Orleans/Oklahoma City’s Chris Paul, and Toronto’s Chris Bosh.