HORFORD WINS EASTERN PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONORS
Averaged near double-double as Hawks went 4-0
ATLANTA (Nov. 26, 2012) --The Atlanta Hawks’ Al Horford and the San Antonio Spurs’ Tim Duncan today were named Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Nov. 19, through Sunday, Nov. 25.
Horford led the Hawks to a 4-0 week, averaging 16.5 points, 9.8 rebounds and 4.5 assists. He recorded a career-high 10 assists on Nov. 21 as Atlanta topped the Washington Wizards 101-100. Horford’s 26-point, 13-rebound double-double in a 101-91 win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Nov. 23 helped the Hawks to improve their road record to 4-2, tops in the conference.
Duncan helped the Spurs to a 3-1 week with averages of 22.0 points, 12.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.3 blocks. He posted three consecutive point-rebound double-doubles in games against the Los Angeles Clippers, Boston Celtics and Indiana Pacers. Duncan’s lone game last week without a double-double still showed a balanced stat line of 26 points, six assists, five rebounds and three blocks as the Spurs bested the Raptors 111-106 on Nov. 25 – a game in which Duncan recorded his 2,500th career block.
Here is a recap of the week for Horford:
Nov. 19 vs. Orlando: Posted 15 points, nine rebounds and three assists in an 81-72 win over the Magic.
Nov. 21 vs. Washington: Tallied 15 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds in a 101-100 overtime victory over the Wizards.
Nov. 23 @ Charlotte: Collected 26 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks in a 101-91 win against the Bobcats.
Nov. 24 vs. L.A. Clippers: Contributed 10 points, eight rebounds and three assists in a 104-93 win over the Clippers.
Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Atlanta’s Jeff Teague, Boston’s Rajon Rondo, Charlotte’s Ramon Sessions, Denver’s Andre Iguodala, Houston’s Chandler Parsons, Memphis’ Rudy Gay, Miami’s Chris Bosh and LeBron James, Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, and Sacramento’s Tyreke Evans.