Boston Celtics: Player of the Week

Pierce named Player of the Week

March, 7, 2011
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Brian Babineau/NBAE/Getty ImagesPaul Pierce put the injury-depleted Celtics on his back this week.
Celtics captain Paul Pierce has been named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the second time this season.

Pierce guided injury-depleted Boston to four wins last week, averaging 21.8 points on 58.7 percent shooting (27 for 46) from the floor. Courtesy of the NBA, here's a game-by-game look at his efforts:
Feb. 28 at Utah: Scored 21 points and grabbed seven rebounds in a 107-102 win over the Jazz.
March 2 vs. Phoenix: Recorded a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds in a win over the Suns.
March 4 vs. Golden State: Poured in 27 points to go along with seven rebounds in a 107-103 win over the Warriors.
March 6 at Milwaukee: Tallied 23 points, five rebounds and four assists in a win over the Bucks.

Pierce also won the Player of the Week honor back on Dec. 20. It's the third time this season a Boston player earned the honor, with Rajon Rondo taking home the award for the first week of the 2010-11 season.

Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook earned this week's nod for the Western Conference. Celtics guard Ray Allen was also nominated for the East honor.

Pierce named Player of the Week

December, 20, 2010
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Mark L. Baer/US PresswirePaul Pierce earned Eastern Conference Player of the Week.
Fresh off his triple-double performance in Sunday's win over the Indiana Pacers, Boston's Paul Pierce has been named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week after averaging 21.7 points, 8.7 assists, 8.3 rebounds, and 2.3 steals per game in a week the Celtics went 3-0 to extend their winning streak to a league-best 13 games.

Pierce's week included a winning 14-foot jumper over Amare Stoudemire in the final second of Wednesday's win in New York and culminated with back-to-back double-digit assist totals as the Celtics defeated the Hawks and Pacers without All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo. Here's a recap of Pierce's week, courtesy of the NBA:

Paul Pierce, Boston Celtics
* Dec. 15 @ New York: Posted 32 points, 10 rebounds and four assists in a 118-116 win over the Knicks.
* Dec. 16 vs. Atlanta: Scored 15 points to go along with 10 assists and five rebounds in a 102-90 win over the Hawks.
* Dec. 19 vs. Indiana: Recorded 18 points, 12 assists, 10 rebounds and four steals in a 99-88 win over the Pacers.

Pierce is the second Celtics player to earn the honor this season. Rajon Rondo won the award for his lofty assist totals in the first week of the regular season.

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Jeff Green
PTS AST STL MIN
16.9 1.7 0.7 34.2
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsJ. Sullinger 8.1
AssistsR. Rondo 9.8
StealsR. Rondo 1.3
BlocksK. Humphries 0.9