Arenas, Boozer capture NBA weekly honors
New York, NY (Sports Network) – The Washington Wizards’ Gilbert Arenas and
the Utah Jazz’ Carlos Boozer were dubbed the Eastern and Western
Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for the period ending December
Arenas led the league in scoring with 40.3 points per game on .487 shooting in
helping the Wizards to a 3-0 record. He also had 6.3 assists, six
rebounds and three steals per game, and registered a franchise-record and NBA
season-high 60 points against the Los Angeles Lakers Sunday night.
Boozer averaged 22.8 points and 12 rebounds per game to lead the Jazz to a 3-1
week. He netted 31 points against Dallas on December 11, as Utah coach Jerry
Sloan earned his 1,000th career victory.
Other nominees for Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were
Chicago’s Ben Wallace, Detroit’s Chauncey Billups, Houston’s Yao Ming, New
Jersey’s Jason Kidd, and Phoenix’s Amare Stoudemire.