Monday , Jan , 12 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Pierce and Allen earn Player of the Week honors

New York, NY (Sports Network) – Boston’s Paul Pierce and Seattle’s Ray Allen
were named Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively,
for games played Monday, January 5 through Sunday, January 11.

Pierce averaged 25.8 points, 9.0 rebounds, and 5.8 assists in leading the
Celtics to a 3-1 record for the week. His best game was a 30-point, 12-board,
and eight-assist performance in Boston’s 107-82 win over Cleveland on Friday.

Pierce also netted 27 points and pulled down eight rebounds in a 97-93 win in

Allen’s week was highlighted by a 42-point, eight-assist game as he led the
Sonics to a 119-108 come-from-behind victory against Portland in overtime.
Seattle was 3-1 for the week with the help of Allen’s 26.8 points per game.

Allan also had 28 points, eight boards, and five assists in a 113-110 loss in
overtime to Golden State.

Other candidates for Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were
Detroit’s Ben Wallace, Indiana’s Ron Artest, Milwaukee’s Desmond Mason,
Minnesota’s Kevin Garnett, Orlando’s Tracy McGrady, Sacramento’s Peja
Stojakovic, and San Antonio’s Tim Duncan.