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Monday, April 2, 2012
Pierce named Player of the Week

By Chris Forsberg

Steve Babineau/NBAE/GettyCaptain Paul Pierce earned the East's Player of the Week honor.
Celtics captain Paul Pierce has been named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week.

Pierce averaged 25 points, 8 rebounds, and 2.5 assists while guiding Boston to a four-win week (topping Charlotte, Utah, Minnesota, and Miami). Pierce scored a season-high 36 points while adding 10 rebounds in a 102-95 triumph over the Bobcats, then capped his week with a team-high 23 points in a 91-72 triumph over the Heat.

A snapshot of his week, courtesy of the NBA:
March 26 @ Charlotte: Scored a season-high 36 points, to go with 10 rebounds in a 102-95 win over the Bobcats.
March 30 @ Minnesota: Tallied 21 points, nine rebounds and two assists in a 100-79 win over the Timberwolves.
April 1 vs. Miami: Poured in a team-high 23 points, and added seven rebounds, three assists and two steals in a 91-72 victory over the Heat.

Celtics teammate Kevin Garnett was also nominated for the Player of the Week honor. Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul won for the Western Conference.

This is the second Player of the Week honor for Pierce this season. He also won it for the first week of February.