Boozer and Garnett earn Player of the Week honors
New York, NY (Sports Network) – Cleveland’s Carlos Boozer and Kevin Garnett
of the Timberwolves were named Eastern and Western Conference Players of
the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, January 19 through
Sunday, January 25.
Boozer helped the Cavaliers to a 2-1 record last week by averaging 20.7
points, 15.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game. On January 20, he poured in 32
points and hauled in 20 rebounds in a 99-94 win over Seattle. Two nights
later, he posted 15 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and handed out six assists in
a 95-89 loss to the Sacramento Kings.
The Duke product then netted 15 points and pulled down 15 boards in a January
24 win over Philadelphia.
Garnett led Minnesota to a 4-0 mark last week while recording four straight
double- doubles. He averaged 24.5 points, 15.0 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 2.0
blocks per game. Garnett scored 24 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and had seven
assists in a 97-90 win over New Orleans on January 19.
Two nights later, he tallied 28 points and 11 boards against Toronto and on
January 23, he scored 22 points, hauled in 17 rebounds and handed out six
assists in an 80-79 win over the Pistons.
Other candidates for Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were
Michael Finley of Dallas, Golden State’s Erick Dampier, Lamar Odom of Miami,
Milwaukee’s Michael Redd, New Orleans’ Darrell Armstrong and Tracy McGrady of