Tim Duncan gets Player of the Week honors

The San Antonio Spurs are the best team in the NBA and are riding a 17-game winning streak, tying their franchise record for consecutive wins. Now, the league is starting to notice.

On Monday, the NBA announced that Tim Duncan was named the Western Conference Player of the Week for March 24, through March 30. This is Duncan’s 22nd time earning Player of the Week honors.

Duncan averaged 20.0 points, 8.5 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.0 blocks while shooting .625 from the field as the Spurs went a perfect 4-0 for the week. His best game was against the Denver Nuggets on March 26 when he posted 29 points and 11 rebounds in a 108-103 home win.

His other 20-point game was against the Nuggets just two nights later when he finished with 20 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 blocks. He ended the week with a quiet performance against the New Orleans Pelicans, putting up 12 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 blocks.

Duncan is averaging 15.3 points, 9.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.91 blocks in 29.3 minutes per game this season.

About Stephen Anderson

New writer to the Project Spurs staff. Stephen brings his unique writing style from Minute By Minute Sports, a sports blog he founded. He also has written for news websites and for UK reality TV shows. Be sure to follow him on Twitter (@andersonstevem) for all the latest news on San Antonio sports.