- Chris Forsberg, Celtics reporter, ESPNBoston.com
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Paul Pierce put the injury-depleted Celtics on his back this week.Celtics captain Paul Pierce has been named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the second time this season.
Pierce guided injury-depleted Boston to four wins last week, averaging 21.8 points on 58.7 percent shooting (27 for 46) from the floor. Courtesy of the NBA, here's a game-by-game look at his efforts:
Feb. 28 at Utah: Scored 21 points and grabbed seven rebounds in a 107-102 win over the Jazz.
March 2 vs. Phoenix: Recorded a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds in a win over the Suns.
March 4 vs. Golden State: Poured in 27 points to go along with seven rebounds in a 107-103 win over the Warriors.
March 6 at Milwaukee: Tallied 23 points, five rebounds and four assists in a win over the Bucks.
Pierce also won the Player of the Week honor back on Dec. 20. It's the third time this season a Boston player earned the honor, with Rajon Rondo taking home the award for the first week of the 2010-11 season.
Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook earned this week's nod for the Western Conference. Celtics guard Ray Allen was also nominated for the East honor.
Celtics captain Paul Pierce has been named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the second time this season.Pierce guided injury-depleted Boston to four wins last week, averaging 21.