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Tony Parker named Western Conference Player of the Week

Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

SAN ANTONIO (January 28, 2013) – San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker today was named the NBA’s Western Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, Jan. 21, through Sunday, Jan. 27. This is Parker’s eighth time earning Western Conference Player of the Week honors. Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week.

Parker averaged a team-high 24.5 points and 9.5 assists while shooting .606 (40-66) from the field as the Spurs went 4-0 for the week. He scored 20-or-more points in all four games, including a 31-point (13-17 FG, 5-6 FT) effort in a 108-99 victory over Phoenix on Jan. 26. Parker registered two double-doubles finishing with 24 points and 13 assists vs. New Orleans on Jan. 23, followed by a 23-point, 10-assist outing at Dallas on Jan. 25.

For the season, Parker is averaging a team-best 20.1 points, 7.5 assists and 3.0 rebounds in 32.7 minutes per game while shooting .527 (360-683) from the field and a career-best .812 (164-202) from the foul line. He is the only player in the NBA averaging 20-plus points and 7-plus assists while shooting .500-or-better from the field and .800-or-better from the free throw line. Parker currently ranks seventh in the NBA is assists, 11th in scoring and 20th in field goal percentage.

Here’s a closer a look at Parker’s week:

Jan. 21 @ Philadelphia: Collected 20 points and eight assists in a 90-85 win over the 76ers.

Jan. 23 vs. New Orleans: Posted 24 points, 13 assists and four boards in a 106-102 win over the Hornets.

Jan. 25 @ Dallas: Tallied 23 points, 10 assists and four rebounds during a 113-107 victory over the Mavericks.

Jan. 26 vs. Phoenix: Scored 31 points and added seven assists, four rebounds and two steals in a 108-99 win over the Suns.