Pierce, Parker named NBA Players of the Week

Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce and San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for the week ending February 5.

Pierce averaged 22.0 points, 6.3 assists and 5.8 rebounds to help the Celtics get to 4-0 last week. He had 30 points, seven rebounds and five helpers in a 91-89 win over New York on Friday.

Parker helped the Spurs also go 4-0 thanks to averages of 22.3 points, 8.0 assists and 1.5 steals, all team-highs. In a 107-96 win against Oklahoma City, he had 42 points and nine assists.

Other nominees were Chicago's Derrick Rose, Cleveland's Anderson Varejao, Detroit's Greg Monroe, Miami's LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, Milwaukee's Brandon Jennings, Minnesota's Kevin Love, Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant, and Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge.