- Chris Forsberg, Celtics reporter, ESPNBoston.com
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Boston Celtics center Jared Sullinger was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week.
Sullinger averaged 20.3 points (13th in the conference), 12.7 rebounds (second in the conference) and 1.67 blocks (fourth in the conference) while posting double-doubles in all three games as Boston went 2-1. Sullinger's efforts included a career-high 31 points (and 16 rebounds) in a win over the Kings on Feb. 7.
A glimpse at Sullinger's week courtesy of the NBA:
• Feb. 5 @ Philadelphia: Collected 19 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and four blocks in a 114-108 win over the 76ers.
• Feb. 7 vs. Sacramento: Tallied 31 points and 16 rebounds during a 99-89 win over the Kings.
• Feb. 9 vs. Dallas: Notched his third double-double of the week (and fifth consecutive) with 11 points and 12 rebounds in a 102-91 loss to the Mavericks.
Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant earned the honor for the Western Conference. Sullinger is the second Celtic to land the award this season after Jordan Crawford won it back in early December.
Boston Celtics center Jared Sullinger was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week.Sullinger averaged 20.3 points (13th in the conference), 12.