Monday , Jan , 31 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Carter and Miller named NBA Players of the Week

New York, NY (Sports Network) – New Jersey Nets forward Vince Carter and
Sacramento Kings center Brad Miller were named NBA Eastern and Western
Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, January
24 through Sunday, January 30.

Carter averaged 25 points, 7.8 assists and 3.3 rebounds per game while leading
the Nets to a 3-1 record during the week. He shot 49.4 percent from the floor.
In a 99-82 victory over Utah on January 29, Carter notched a season-high 10
assists to go along with 30 points and four blocked shots.

Miller, meanwhile, helped the Kings to a 3-1 record last week, with the
victories coming over New Jersey, Houston and Minnesota. The 7-foot center out
of Purdue averaged 24 points, 12 rebounds and 3.8 assists.

Miller also connected on 68.3 percent of his shots, the third best mark in the
league. He scored a season-high 31 points, grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds and
handed out five assists in a 113-93 victory over the Nets on January 25.

Other nominees for Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were
Boston’s Paul Pierce, Cleveland’s Drew Gooden, the Clippers’ Elton Brand,
Phoenix’s Steve Nash and Amare Stoudemire and Washington’s Gilbert Arenas.