Wade, Bryant Named Players Of the Week
The Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade and the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant today were named Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, March 4 through Sunday, March 10.
Wade led Miami, which is in the midst of a 2012-13 NBA season-best 18-game winning streak, to a 4-0 week. He averaged 25.3 points (third in the conference) on .606 shooting (fourth in the conference), and paired that with 5.0 assists, 4.3 rebounds and a league-leading 3.5 steals. Wade recorded a game-high 32 points, a season-high 10 assists and seven rebounds on March 4 during a 97-81 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Bryant led the Lakers to a 3-1 week behind an NBA-best 33.0 points, 8.8 assists (fourth in the conference), 5.8 rebounds and 1.0 steals. He posted back-to-back games of 40-plus points and 10-plus assists on March 6 in a win over the New Orleans Hornets and March 8 in a win over the Toronto Raptors. Winners of eight-of-their-last-10, the Lakers (33-31, .516) have moved one-half game ahead of the Utah Jazz for the eighth spot in the Western Conference Playoff race.
via NBA.com press release