Monday , Feb , 14 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Iverson and Nash named NBA Players of the Week

New York, NY (Sports Network) – Philadelphia 76ers guard Allen Iverson and
Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash were named NBA Eastern and Western
Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday,
February 7 through Sunday, February 13.

Iverson, who leads the league in scoring at 29.7 points-per-game, averaged a
league-high 42.7 ppg this past week to go along with eight assists, five
rebounds and three steals in games versus the Memphis Grizzlies, Toronto
Raptors and Orlando Magic.

The 29-year-old Iverson capped his week in grand style on Saturday, as he
torched the Magic for a career-high 60 points, going 24-of-27 from the free
throw line. He also had six assists, five steals and four rebounds in that
contest, as he joined Wilt Chamberlain as the only Sixers in franchise history
to notch 60 or more points in a regular season game.

Nash, meanwhile, averaged 26 points on 50-percent shooting this past week and
helped the Suns to a 2-1 record. He also dished out a league-best 14.3 assists
and four rebounds against the Sacramento Kings, Seattle SuperSonics and Golden
State Warriors.

In Tuesday’s win over the Kings, Nash tallied a season-high 33 points to go
along with 17 assists.

Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week
included Cleveland’s Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki, Detroit’s
Chauncey Billups, Houston’s Yao Ming, Miami’s Shaquille O’Neal, Milwaukee’s
Mike James, New Orleans’ Dan Dickau, Orlando’s Steve Francis and Washington’s
Gilbert Arenas.