The NBA announced today that Pistons Guard Reggie Jackson has been named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played from November 30 through December 6. With Jackson’s nomination, he and Pistons Center Andre Drummond became the first Pistons to win the award in the same season since Ben Wallace and Chauncey Billups each won Player of the Week honors during the 2003-04 season.
Jackson posted averages of 27.0 points and 8.8 assists, leading the Pistons to four consecutive wins – the longest current win streak in the Eastern Conference. Jackson shot 56.9% from the field and 52.9% from beyond the arc during the four-game stretch and posted 30 points twice and recorded 20-plus points in each game. The fifth-year guard opened the week with a 31-point, eight-assist performance in a 116-105 win vs. Houston on 11/30 and closed the week with a 20-point, six-assist game in just 25 minutes in a 111-91 win over the L.A. Lakers on 12/6.
The 6-3, 208-pound guard from Boston College recorded 34 points and a season-high 16 assists in a come-from-behind 127-122 overtime win vs. Phoenix on Dec. 2. With his performance, Jackson became the first Piston to record 30-plus points and 15-plus assists in a game since Isiah Thomas recorded 40-plus points and 17 assists vs. Denver (1/2/88).