In news that should surprise nobody, Kevin Garnett was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week
The Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, Nov. 5 through Sunday, Nov. 11.
Garnett's 22.7 points, 15.3 rebounds and 6.3 assists helped lead Boston to a 3-0 week. At 5-0, the Celtics are off to their best start since the 1987-88 season (6-0) and are the NBA's lone remaining undefeated team. In Boston's three games last week, Garnett tallied a point-rebound double-double in each to go along 2.7 steals and 1.7 blocks. Garnett's 15.8 rpg for the season leads the NBA.
Here is a closer look at the week for Garnett:
Nov. 7 vs. Denver: Tallied 23 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists and four steals in a 119-93 victory over the Nuggets.
Nov. 9 vs. Atlanta: Poured in 27 points to go along with 19 rebounds, six assists and three blocks in Boston's 106-83 win over the Hawks.
Nov. 10 @ New Jersey: Collected 18 points, 14 rebounds, six assists and three steals as the Celtics defeated the Nets 112-101.
In team-oriented news, the weekly round of power rankings is out, with the Celts #1 on NBA.com
, #1 on SI.com
, and #2 on ESPN.com