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NEW YORK’S HARRINGTON & SAN ANTONIO’S DUNCAN NBA EASTERN AND WESTERN CONF. PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

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NEW YORK, Dec. 15, 2008 – The New York Knicks’ Al Harrington and the San Antonio Spurs’ Tim Duncan today were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Dec. 8, through Sunday, Dec. 14. Harrington led the Eastern Conference in scoring with 33.3 ppg on .565 shooting, to go along with 8.3 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.6 steals, as the Knicks went 2-1. On Dec. 10, Harrington recorded season highs in both points (39) and rebounds (13), leading the Knicks to a 121-109 win at New Jersey. Duncan averaged a double-double with 22.0 points and 12.5 rebounds to lead the Spurs to a 4-0 record. (SPANISH BELOW) ESPANOL ABAJO

 

The 11-year veteran tallied 32 points, 14 rebounds and two steals in the Spurs 133-126 double-overtime victory at Dallas on Dec. 9. Since beginning the season at 1-4, the Spurs have posted a record of 14-4 and are currently on six-game winning streak. Here is a closer look at the week for Harrington and Duncan:

Al Harrington, New York Knicks

Dec. 9 @ Chicago: Tallied 28 points, six rebounds and two steals in a 105-100 loss to the Bulls. Dec. 10 @ New Jersey: Recorded a season-high 39 points and 13 rebounds to go along with two steals in a 121-109 win over the Nets. Dec. 6 @ Sacramento: Scored 33 points and added six rebounds and four assists in a 114-90 win over the Kings.

Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs Dec. 9 @ Dallas: Recorded 32 points, 14 rebounds, four assists and two steals in a 133-126 double-overtime win over the Mavericks. Dec. 10 vs. Atlanta: Scored 19 points to go along with 11 rebounds in a 95-89 win over the Hawks. Dec. 12 @ Minnesota: Tallied 17 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks in a 98-86 win over the Timberwolves.

Dec. 14 vs. Oklahoma City: Scored 20 points, and added 12 rebounds and five assists in a

109-104 win over the Thunder. Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Cleveland’s LeBron James and Mo Williams, Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki, Denver’s Carmelo Anthony, Detroit’s Richard Hamilton, the Los Angeles Clippers’ Zach Randolph, Memphis’ Rudy Gay, and Orlando’s Rashard Lewis.

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HARRINGTON DE NEW YORK Y DUNCAN DE SAN ANTONIO NOMBRADOS JUGADORES DE LA SEMANA CONFERENCIAS DEL ESTE Y OESTE

NUEVA YORK, Diciembre 15, 2008 – Al Harrington de los New York Knicks y Tim Duncan de los San Antonio Spurs fueron hoy nombrados jugadores de la semana de las Conferencias del Este y Oeste, respectivamente, por los partidos disputados entre el lunes, 8 de
diciembre y el domingo, 14 de diciembre. Harrington lideró la Conferencia del Este en puntuación con 33,3 puntos por partido, y adicionó 8,3rebotes, 2,6 asistencias y 1,6 robos de pelota, en la semana que los Knicks tuvieran dos victorias y una derrota. En el 10 de Dic., Harrington registró un récord de temporada en ambos puntos (39) y rebotes(13), liderando los Knicks en una victoria por 121-109 en Nueva Jersey.Duncan promedió un doble-doble con 22,0 puntos y 12,5 rebotes al liderar los Spurs en una semana de cuatro victorias y ninguna derrota. El veterano de 11 años en la liga tuvo 32 puntos, 14 rebotes y dos robos de pelota en la victoria por 133-126 en Dallas el 9 de Dic. Desde que empezaran la temporada con una victoria y cuatro derrotas, los Spurs han registrado un récord de 14-4 y están actualmente en una serie de seis victorias consecutivas.

A continuación un resumen de la semana para Harrington y Duncan:

Al Harrington, New York Knicks Dic. 9 @ Chicago: 28 puntos, seis rebotes y dos robos de pelota en la derrota por 105-100 sobre los Bulls. Dic. 10 @ New Jersey: 39 puntos, 13 rebotes, dos robos de pelota en la victoria por 121-109 sobre los Nets. Dic. 6 @ Sacramento: 33 puntos, seis rebotes y cuatro asistencias en la victoria por 114-90 sobre los Kings.

Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs Dic. 9 @ Dallas: 32 puntos, 14 rebotes, cuatro asistencias y dos robos de pelota en la victoria por 133-126 sobre los Mavericks. Dic. 10 vs. Atlanta: 19 puntos y 11 rebotes en la victoria por 95-89 sobre los Hawks. Dic. 12 @ Minnesota: 17 puntos, 13 rebotes y cinco bloqueos en la victoria por 98-86 sobre los Timberwolves. Dic. 14 vs. Oklahoma City: 20 puntos, 12 rebotes y cinco asistencias en la victoria por 109-104 sobre el Thunder. Otros jugadores nominados al Premio del Jugador de la Semana de las Conferencias del Este y Oeste incluyeron: (Cleveland) LeBron James y Mo Williams, (Dallas) Dirk Nowitzki, (Denver) Carmelo Anthony, (Detroit) Richard Hamilton, (Los Angeles Clippers) Zach Randolph, (Memphis) Rudy Gay, y (Orlando) Rashard Lewis.

 

 

 

 

 

About William Gerena-Rochet

William Gerena Rochet, is the former Latino Sports baseball editor. He is a retired NYC teacher who divides his time living between New York City and San Juan, Puerto Rico. He started writing for Latino Sports during the inaugural World Baseball Classic when a series was played in Puerto Rico in 2006. On of his favorite moments was covering the 2006 MLB All-Star Game in Pittsburgh. During his time with Latino Sports, he covered several divisional and League championship series games and the 2009 World Series. He also covered the last game at the old Yankee stadium and the first game of the current one. In closing, William has covered multiples Latino Sports MVP Awards ceremonies and Spanish Language Press Conferences including the Jorge Posada retirement one. Now a contributor, Willie will occasionally cover the Yankees.