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Wall, Aldridge named players of the week
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On March 18, 2013 @ 3:00 pm In Wirenews | Comments Disabled
Washington Wizards guard John Wall and Portland Trail Blazers’ LaMarcus Aldridge have been named Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, March 11 through Sunday, March 17.
Wall led the Wizards to a 3-1 week with averages of 24.0 points (fourth in the conference), 11 assists (second in the conference), 5.5 rebounds and 2.5 steals (third in the conference). Wall posted three point-assist double-doubles and ranked sixth in the East with a field goal percentage of .617. He collected a season-high 14 assists on March 12 against the Cleveland Cavaliers (95-90 loss) and a season-high 29 points on March 15 against the New Orleans Hornets (96-87 win).
Aldridge led the Trail Blazers to a 2-1 week behind an NBA-best 27 points, 10.7 rebounds (seventh in the conference), 3 blocks (third in the conference) and 3 assists. Aldridge shot 19-of-19 from the foul line on a week in which he posted a point-rebound double-double in each contest, including a 22-point, 10-rebound, five-block effort on March 14 during a 105-90 win over the New York Knicks.
Here is a recap of the week for Wall and Aldridge:
John Wall, Washington Wizards
March 12 @ Cleveland: Tallied 27 points and a season-high 14 assists during a 95-90 loss to the Cavaliers.
March 13 vs. Milwaukee: Collected 23 points, 10 assists, six rebounds and four steals in a 106-93 win vs. the Bucks.
March 15 vs. New Orleans: Scored a season-high 29 points and added nine assists, four rebounds and two steals in a 96-87 win vs. the Hornets.
LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland Trail Blazers
March 12 vs. Memphis: Tallied 28 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and four blocks in a 102-97 loss to the Grizzlies.
March 14 vs. New York: Collected 22 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks during a 105-90 win vs. the Knicks.
March 16 vs. Detroit: Scored 31 points and added 12 rebounds and three assists during a 112-101 win vs. the Pistons.
Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Atlanta’s Al Horford, Denver’s Kosta Koufos, Miami’s LeBron James … [For more on Wall, Aldridge named NBA players of the week, click here.]
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