December 2013 Basketball Wiretap

Bosh, Durant Named NBA Players Of The Week

Dec 30, 2013 2:32 PM

Chris Bosh and Kevin Durant have been named the NBA Players of the Week.

Bosh last won the award in April of 2010 with the Toronto Raptors.

Bosh helped Miami to a 3-1 week. He averaged 22.3 points, 8.0 rebounds (tied for 10th in the conference), 1.75 blocks and 1.25 steals. Bosh posted two point-rebound double-doubles, including a 37-point, 10-rebound effort on Dec. 28, during a 108-107 win over Portland – a game in which he connected on the game winning three-point field goal with 0.5 seconds remaining.

Durant led the Thunder to a 3-0 week behind a league-best 32.0 points on .574 shooting from the field, 10.7 rebounds (10th in the conference) and 5.7 assists. He connected on 9-of-16 (.529) three-point field goals on the week, and is shooting a career-best .426 from distance on the season.

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Dwyane Wade, Blake Griffin Named NBA Players Of Week

Dec 23, 2013 4:09 PM

Dwyane Wade and Blake Griffin have been named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Dec. 16 through Dec. 22.

Wade averaged 26.3 points (fourth in the Eastern Conference) while leading the Miami Heat to a 3-0 week. He scored at least 20 points, shot at least .560 from the floor, and led Miami in scoring in all three games.

Griffin helped the Los Angeles Clippers to a 4-0 week behind averages of 26.0 points (third in the Western Conference), 11.3 rebounds (ninth in the conference) and 3.3 assists.

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Kyrie Irving, LaMarcus Aldridge Named NBA Players Of The Week

Dec 16, 2013 3:03 PM

Kyrie Irving and LaMarcus Aldridge have been named the Eastern and Western Conference Player of the Week. 

Other nominees for the Eastern Conference Player of the Week were Deron Williams, Roy Hibbert, LeBron James and DeMar DeRozan.

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Jordan Crawford, LaMarcus Aldridge Named NBA Players Of The Week

Dec 9, 2013 2:50 PM

Jordan Crawford and LaMarcus Aldridge have been named the Eastern Conference and Western Conference Players of the Week.

Crawford averaged 23.3 points on 61 percent shooting along with 6.7 assists and 3.0 rebounds in the Boston Celtics' 3-0 week.

Aldridge led the Blazers to a 3-1 while averaging 26.3 points, 12.8 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.5 steals.

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Carter-Williams, McLemore Named Rookies Of The Month

Dec 3, 2013 7:42 PM

Michael Carter-Williams and Ben McLemore have been named the Rookies of the Month for October and November.

Carter-Williams (6-6, 185) was the 11th overall pick by Philadelphia in the 2013 NBA Draft following his sophomore season at Syracuse. So far this season, he is averaging 17 points, seven assists, five rebounds and a league-high three steals per game.

McLemore averaged 9.1 points , 2.9 rebounds, 0.9 assists and 22.8 minutes per game in 14 contests.

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Paul George, Kevin Durant Named NBA Players Of Month

Dec 3, 2013 6:58 PM

Paul George and Kevin Durant have been awarded the NBA's Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month for gamed played in October and November.

George posted averages of 23.6 points, 6.1 rebounds and 3.1 assists as the Indiana Pacers went 15-1 through November.

Durant averaged 28 points, 7.9 rebounds and 5.1 assists as the Oklahoma City had a 11-3 record.

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Frank Vogel, Terry Stotts Awarded NBA Coaches Of Month

Dec 2, 2013 4:12 PM

Frank Vogel and Terry Stotts have been named the NBA's Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month, the league announced on Monday.

Vogel guided the Indiana Pacers to a 15-1 record in November, the best mark in the NBA.

Stotts' Portland Trail Blazers went 13-3 in November, establishing themselves as a top team in the West.

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LeBron, Durant Named NBA Players Of Week

Dec 2, 2013 4:08 PM

LeBron James and Kevin Durant have been named the NBA's Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week for games played Nov. 25 through Dec. 1.

James averaged 29 points per game as the Miami Heat went 4-0 last week.

Durant's Oklahoma City Thunder had a 3-0 mark as the star forward averaged 27 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists.

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