New York, NY (Sports Network) - Milwaukee Bucks guard Monta Ellis and New
Orleans Hornets guard Greivis Vasquez have been named the players of the week
for contests through Dec. 30.
Ellis helped Milwaukee go 2-1 last week thanks to averaging 21.3 points, 8.3
assists and 4.0 steals per contest. His best performance came in a loss to
Detroit on Sunday, scoring 30 points, dishing out nine assists and posting
Vasquez averaged a double-double of 21.0 points and 10.0 assists as New
Orleans won two of its three tilts last week. The Maryland product tallied 27
points in a three-point win over Orlando on Dec. 26, then finished the week
with 16 points, eight assists, four boards and four steals in a 98-95 win over
Charlotte on Saturday.
Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference players of the week were
Al Horford and Jeff Teague from Atlanta, Brooklyn center Brook Lopez, Clippers
guard Chris Paul and Denver forward Danilo Gallinari.
The Sports Network