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.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 .
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.