Erin (veronicamae) wrote in tony_parker,

Arenas, Parker Named NBA Players of the Week

NEW YORK, Feb. 13 -- The Washington Wizards' Gilbert Arenas and the San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday Feb. 6 through Sunday Feb. 12.

Behind Arenas' averages of 31.8 points, 7.3 assists and 2.3 steals, the Wizards posted a 4-0 week with wins over Orlando, Golden State, Cleveland and Philadelphia. Arenas posted his sixth 40-plus-point outing of the season with 45 in the Wizards' 129-124 victory over the Warriors. On the day he was named to the Eastern Conference All-Star squad for the second time, Arenas collected his sixth double-double of the season with a 32-point, 10-assist effort in a 101-89 win over the Cavaliers.

With the Spurs in the middle of an eight-game road trip and in the midst of a franchise-high nine-game winning streak, Parker averaged 22.7 points and 8.3 assists as San Antonio went 3-0 for the week with wins over Toronto, New Jersey and Indiana. Parker led the Spurs with a 32-point outburst in a 92-88 victory over Indiana.

Here is a closer look at the week for Arenas and Parker:

Gilbert Arenas, Washington Wizards
Feb. 6 vs. Orlando: Recorded 23 points and eight assists in a 94-82 win over the Magic.
Feb. 8 vs. Golden St.: In a 129-124 win, he hit for 45 points including a franchise record 23 free throws made (23-25).
Feb. 10 vs. Cleveland: Posted his sixth double-double of the season with a 32-point, 10-rebound effort.
Feb 12 vs. Philadelphia: Went 15-15 from the line en route to a 27-point effort in a 107-97 victory

Tony Parker, San Antonio Spurs
Feb 8 at Toronto: Posted his fifth double-double of the season with a 17-point, 13-assist effort.
Feb. 10 at New Jersey: Collected 19-points six assists and five rebounds in an 83-73 win in New Jersey.
Feb. 12 at Indiana: Led the Spurs with 32 points in a 92-88 win over Indiana on ABC.

Other nominees for Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Boston's Paul Pierce, Indiana's Stephen Jackson, Miami's Dwyane Wade, Phoenix's Steve Nash and Shawn Marion, Golden State's Jason Richardson and Houston's Yao Ming.
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