Rondo, KG passed up for honor
Rondo seemed to have the best shot at the honor after posting a pair of triple-doubles in four games, including Sunday's historic 18-point, 17-rebound, 20-assist effort in an overtime win over the Knicks. He had previously posted 15 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists in a win over the Bucks. What's more, Rondo outdueled Deron Williams on Friday night, chipping in 14 points and 13 assists in a Boston win. If Rondo hadn't labored through a scoreless (albeit 11-assist) effort in Cleveland on Tuesday, the award seemingly would have been headed his way.
Garnett averaged 20.3 points and 9.5 rebounds as part of Boston's four-win week.
From the NBA's release on Rose's honor: He led Chicago to a 4-0 week with averages of 28.8 points, 7.5 assists and 1.8 steals. Rose tallied 30-plus points twice, including a high of 35 to close the week on March 4 during a 96-91 win at Philadelphia. With three of their four wins coming away from the United Center, Rose’s Bulls own the NBA’s best mark on the road at 17-6 (.739).
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