Bosh Named Eastern Conference Player Of The Week
April 5, 2010
The NBA announced Monday that Toronto Raptors forward Chris Bosh was named NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, March 29 through Sunday, April 4. This is the seventh time Bosh has won the honour, tying Vince Carter for the most in team history. Bosh previously earned the award for the weeks of January 25 – January 29, 2010, October 28 – November 2, 2008, January 14-21, 2008, March 26 - April 1, 2007, January 30 - February 5, 2006 and January 3-9, 2005.
Bosh led the Raptors to a 3-1 mark with road victories at Charlotte and Philadelphia this past week. During the four games he averaged 31.5 points, 11.5 rebounds, shot .594 (41-for-69) from the field and .846 (44-for-52) from the free throw line. Bosh led the team in points and rebounds all four games, increasing his double-double tally to a franchise-high 49 for the season. On Sunday vs. Golden State he scored 42 points and recorded his franchise-leading 600th career block. He also set season highs by making 20 free throws and attempting 23.
A product of Georgia Tech in his seventh season, Bosh leads the team in scoring (24.0), rebounding (11.0) and minutes (36.6). Earlier this season Bosh passed Vince Carter to become
the franchise’s all-time points leader with his 9,421th point.