Boston Celtics: 2014Awards
Crawford topped Boston in scoring in all three games in wins over the Bucks, Nuggets, and Knicks. He averaged 23.3 points per game in that span (fourth best in the conference) while shooting 61 percent from the field (sixth best in East) to go along with 6.7 assists and 3 rebounds per contest. Crawford also made 12-of-23 3-pointers last week, with half of those coming when he made a career-high six against the Knicks on Sunday.
A snapshot of Crawford's week via the NBA:
Dec. 3 vs. Milwaukee: Tallied a season-high 25 points and added five assists and two rebounds in a 108-100 win over the Bucks.
Dec. 6 vs. Denver: Posted 22 points, eight assists and four rebounds during a 106-98 win over the Nuggets.
Dec. 8 @ New York: Connected on six three-point field goals en route to 23 points, and added seven assists and three rebounds in a 114-73 win over the Knicks.
In the East, Crawford beat out Detroit’s Andre Drummond and Brandon Jennings and Indiana’s Paul George. Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge was the Western Conference Player of the Week.
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Carter-Williams, the 11th overall selection in the 2013 draft, ranked first among rookies in scoring (17.2 ppg), assists (7.3 apg), steals (2.92 spg) and minutes (36.2 mpg), according to the NBA. Olynyk didn't have a particularly great month (shooting just 38.9 percent overall and 18.2 percent beyond the 3-point arc), but did average 7.5 points and 5.4 rebounds over 22.6 minutes per game while ascending to Boston's starting lineup before suffering a right ankle sprain that has sidelined him the past five games.
The Celtics moved up three spots to draft Olynyk 13th in June's draft.
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