Monday , Apr , 10 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Crawford, Wilcox earn NBA weekly honors

New York, NY (Sports Network) – Jamal Crawford of the New York Knicks and
Chris Wilcox of the Seattle SuperSonics were named the NBA’s top players for
the week ending April 9.

Crawford earned the Eastern Conference award after averaging 26.3 points, 6.0
rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.25 steals last week. He also drained a pair of
game-winning jumpers to help the hapless Knicks post a 3-1 record.

On April 5, Crawford capped a career-high 37-point effort with a buzzer-beater
to beat Cleveland. Two days later he hit the game-winning shot in a 98-96 win
over Indiana.

Wilcox garnered Western Conference honors after averaging 23.0 points and 15.3
rebounds. He also shot 75 percent from the field as the Sonics went 3-0.

On April 4, Wilcox notched 26 points and a career-best 24 rebounds in a 104-87
rout of Houston and he followed it up with two more double-doubles in wins
over Portland and Phoenix.

Other nominees for the awards were Cleveland’s LeBron James, who had captured
the Eastern Conference honor the previous two weeks, as well as Dallas’ Dirk
Nowitzki, New Jersey’s Jason Kidd, Orlando’s Dwight Howard, Sacramento’s Mike
Bibby and Seattle’s Ray Allen.