Tim Duncan named Western Conference Player of the Week


The NBA today announced that San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan was named the Western Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, April 6, through Sunday, April 12. Boston’s Isiah Thomas was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week.

This is Duncan’s 23rd time earning Player of the Week honors, which is tied for fourth all-time (Karl Malone and Allen Iverson) since the award was established prior to the 1979-80 season. He becomes the second-oldest player in NBA history to receive the award behind Reggie Miller who was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week on April 3, 2005 at the age of 39.

Duncan averaged 17.3 points, 9.8 rebounds, 3.25 blocks, 2.5 assists and 1.50 blocks while shooting .650 (26-40) from the field as the Spurs went 4-0 for the week, extending their win streak to 11 games.

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Kawhi Leonard (right eye infection), Patty Mills (torn right rotator cuff) and Tiago Splitter (strained right soleus) will not play in Thursday night’s game in Phoenix.

Additionally, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and head coach Gregg Popovich will not travel with the team.