Celtics’ Kevin Garnett, Jazz’s Carlos Boozer named NBA Players of the Week

NEW YORKThe Boston Celtics’ Kevin Garnett and the Utah Jazz’s Carlos Boozer today were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Nov. 30, through Sunday, Dec. 6.

Garnett led the Celtics to a 3-0 week on the road, averaging 19.7 points on .706 shooting from the field, 7.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists. In 26 minutes against Charlotte on Dec. 1, Garnett scored 16 points and added seven rebounds and five assists, helping Boston to a 108-90 win. On Dec. 3, Garnett led the team with 23 points and eight rebounds in a 105-87 win over Oklahoma City, giving the Celtics their seventh straight win.

Boozer averaged 26.7 points on .627 shooting from the field, 13.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.7 steals, leading the Jazz to a 2-1 week. On Dec. 4, Boozer led the Jazz with 35 points and 13 rebounds in a 96-87 win over Indiana. Boozer has scored at least 21 points and shot at least .545 from the floor in each of Utah’s last seven games. Boozer is one of only two players in the league to average at least 20 points and 10 rebounds this season (Chris Bosh, Toronto).

Here is a recap of the week for Garnett and Boozer:

Kevin Garnett, Boston Celtics

Dec. 1 @ Charlotte: Posted 16 points, seven rebounds and five assists in a 108-90 win over the Bobcats.

Dec. 3 @ San Antonio: Scored 20 points to go along with seven rebounds, five assists and two steals in a 90-83 win over the Spurs.

Dec. 4 @ Oklahoma City: Tallied 23 points, eight rebounds and three assists in a 105-87 win over the Thunder.

Carlos Boozer, Utah Jazz

Nov. 30 vs. Memphis: Tallied 24 points, 15 rebounds, seven assists and three steals in a 120-93 win over the Grizzlies.

Dec. 4 vs. Indiana: Poured in 35 points and added 13 rebounds and two assists in a 96-87 win over the Pacers.

Dec. 5 @ Minnesota: Tallied 21 points, 13 rebounds and two assists in a 108-101 loss to the Timberwolves.

Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Atlanta’s Joe Johnson, Charlotte’s Raymond Felton, Cleveland’s LeBron James, Denver’s Carmelo Anthony, Detroit’s Rodney Stuckey, Memphis’ Zach Randolph, Miami’s Dwyane Wade, New York’s Al Harrington and Orlando’s Rashard Lewis.