Tony Parker Named Western Conference Player Of The Week

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Spurs’ Tony Parker and the Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade today were named the NBA Western and Eastern Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, March 7, through Sunday, March 13.

Parker led the Spurs to a 3-0 week, clinching their 14th consecutive playoff berth, the longest active streak in the NBA. He led the Spurs in scoring for the week averaging 23.7 points, while also dishing out 6.3 assists per game. He scored 21-or-more points and recorded 6-or-more assists in all three games. He has notched 24 games this season of scoring 20-or-more points.

This marks the second time this season and sixth time overall that Parker has been named the NBA’s Western Conference Player of the Week. He last received the honor for the week of December 13-19, 2010.

Here is a recap of the week for Parker:

March 9 vs. Detroit: Scored 23 points to go along with 7 assists and 4 steals in a 111-104 win over the Pistons.

March 11 vs. Sacramento: Tallied 27 points and 6 assists in a 108-103 win over the Kings.

March 12 @ Houston: Posted 21 points to go along with 6 assists and 3 rebounds in a 115-107 victory over the Rockets.

Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Boston’s Nenad Krstic, Chicago’s Derrick Rose, Golden State’s Monta Ellis, New Jersey’s Brook Lopez and Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.