Paul Pierce and the Big Poodle have been named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively. (NBA.com)
The Boston Celtics’ Paul Pierce and the Los Angeles Lakers’ Pau Gasol today were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played March 15-21.
Pierce led Boston to a 4-0 week, with wins over Detroit, New York, Houston and Dallas. Pierce averaged 24.8 points — 6.7 points above than his season average (18.1 ppg) — on .630 shooting in 26.4 minutes. Pierce also added 3.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.8 steals. On March 20, Pierce scored 29 points and added five assists, three rebounds and two steals in the Celtics’ 102-93 win at Dallas.
The NBA has recognized the Truth. Too bad it also had to recognize the Poodle.