Sixers’ Iverson and Minnesota’s Garnett take home NBA weekly honors
New York, NY (Sports Network) – Philadelphia 76ers guard Allen Iverson
and Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett were named the NBA’s Eastern
and Western Conference players of the week ending January 15.
Iverson averaged a league-high 40 points, while dishing out 9.3 assists and
grabbing five rebounds per contest in the Sixers’ 2-1 week. He tallied back-
to-back 40 point games for the third time this season, pouring in 41 points on
January 9 versus Seattle and recording 46 points versus Utah on January 11. He
also notched a double-double with 33 points and 10 assists in a triple-
overtime victory over Boston on January 13.
Garnett spurred the Timberwolves to a 2-1 week behind three great all-around
performances. The perennial all-star averaged 24.3 points, 14 rebounds and 6.3
assists. He tallied double-doubles in each of Minnesota’s three contests,
including a 31-point, 15-rebound, six-assist performance in a 103-89 victory
over Denver on January 13.
Other nominees for the weekly award included Cleveland’s Zydrunas Ilgauskas,
Denver’s Carmelo Anthony, Detroit’s Richard Hamilton, Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe
Bryant, Miami’s Dwyane Wade, New York’s Jamal Crawford and Stephon Marbury,
Phoenix’s Steve Nash and Utah’s Andrei Kirilenko.