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Monday, April 16, 2012
KG earns Player of the Week honor

By Chris Forsberg

Steve Mitchell/US PresswireKevin Garnett is Eastern Conference Player of the Week.
Celtics center Kevin Garnett earned the Eastern Conference Player of the Week honor after helping Boston to a 4-1 mark last week.

Garnett averaged 20 points, 10.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.3 steals, and 1 block over four games (Boston was 3-1 in that span). Garnett posted three double-doubles in that span before getting a rest day Sunday while his teammates took on Charlotte.

A snapshot of his week courtesy of the NBA:
* April 10 @ Miami: Tallied 24 points, nine rebounds, two assists and two blocks in a 115-107 win over the Heat.
* April 11 vs. Atlanta: Posted 22 points, 12 rebounds, two assists and three steals in a 88-86 win over the Hawks.
* April 14 @ New Jersey: Tallied 21 points, 12 rebounds and three assists during a 94-82 win over the Nets.

Lakers forward Andrew Bynum earned the Western Conference Player of the Week honor. For the Celtics, this is the fourth Player of the Week nod of the season. Paul Pierce has two, while Rajon Rondo earned the other.