Carter, Stoudemire awarded NBA weekly honors
New York, NY (Sports Network) – Vince Carter of the New Jersey Nets and Amare
Stoudemire of the Phoenix Suns were awarded Player of the Week honors for the
period ending February 25.
Carter took home the Eastern Conference award after averaging a league-best
37.3 points per game to go along with 7.3 rebounds and 5.0 assists. Carter
poured in a season-high 46 points in a loss to New Orleans/Oklahoma City on
February 21. He also netted 40 points, grabbed nine boards and dished out
eight assists in a victory over the New York Knicks on February 25.
Stoudemire garnered the Western Conference award after averaging 30 points and
12 rebounds in four wins last week for the Suns. He had 32 points and 12
boards in a win over Boston on February 21, then registered season highs with
43 points and six assists in a victory over the Atlanta Hawks on February 25.
Other nominees for Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were
Charlotte’s Emeka Okafor, Chicago’s Luol Deng, Detroit’s Chauncey Billups,
Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki, Houston’s Tracy McGrady and New Orleans/Oklahoma City’s