Big men Horford, Duncan are Players of the Week

Big men Al Horford of the Atlanta Hawks and Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs were named NBA Players of the Week on Monday.

Horford ended LeBron James’ two-week grip on the Eastern Conference honor, leading the Hawks to a 4-0 record. He averaged 16.5 points, 9.8 rebounds and 4.5 assists, including a career-high 10 assists in an overtime win over Washington on Nov. 21.

Horford also had 26 points and 13 boards in a win over the Charlotte Bobcats.

Duncan won for the Western Conference as the Spurs went 3-1. He averaged 22.0 points, 12.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.3 blocks.

Duncan had three double-doubles and also had a performance of 26 points, six assists, five rebounds and three blocks in an overtime win at Toronto.

Other nominees included Atlanta’s Jeff Teague, Boston’s Rajon Rondo, Charlotte’s Ramon Sessions, Denver’s Andre Iguodala, Houston’s Chandler Parsons, Memphis’ Rudy Gay, Miami’s Chris Bosh and LeBron James, Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, and Sacramento’s Tyreke Evans.


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