Monday , Mar , 26 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Bryant, Wallace awarded NBA weekly honors

New York, NY (Sports Network) – Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers and
Gerald Wallace of the Charlotte Bobcats were awarded Player of the Week
honors for the period ending March 25.

Bryant won the award for the second consecutive week after averaging an NBA-
high 51.0 points per game in helping the Lakers to a perfect 3-0 record during
the week.

The superstar also became only the second player in league history to score 50
or more points in four consecutive games, joining the legendary Wilt
Chamberlain, who holds the record with seven consecutive games of 50 or more
points, set in December of 1961.

Bryant’s streak, which began on March 16 against Minnesota, was snapped on
Sunday when he was managed 43 points in a 115-113 win over Golden State.

Wallace tallied 20.3 points, seven rebounds, four assists and 2.3 blocks per
game during the Bobcats’ 2-2 week. The swingman netted 27 points, 11 rebounds,
five blocks and four assists in a 108-100 win over Cleveland on March 20, and
followed that with 21 points, seven assists, four blocks and two steals in a
106-97 loss at Philadelphia on March 23.