Arenas, Nash capture NBA weekly honors
New York, NY (Sports Network) – The Washington Wizards’ Gilbert Arenas and
the Phoenix Suns’ Steve Nash were dubbed the Eastern and Western
Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for the period ending December
Arenas led the league in scoring with 37.3 points per game on .515 shooting in
helping the Wizards to a 3-1 record. He connected on 18-of-37 (.486)
attempts from three-point range and added 5.5 assists and two steals per game.
Nash, meanwhile, led the Suns to a 4-0 mark, which extended the team’s
unbeaten streak to 10 in a row. The point guard averaged 20.4 points and added
a league-high 11.6 assists and 2.9 rebounds per game.
He scored a career-high 42 points and tallied 13 assists and six rebounds in
Phoenix’s 161-157 double-overtime win at New Jersey, which tied for the
fourth-highest scoring game in NBA history (318 combined points).
Other nominees for Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were
Cleveland’s LeBron James, Detroit’s Chauncey Billups, Houston’s Tracy McGrady,
New Jersey’s Jason Kidd, New York’s Eddy Curry, Orlando’s Dwight Howard and
Seattle’s Rashard Lewis.