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             === Irving, Parker named NBA's Players of the Week ===
 
 New  York, NY  (Sports  Network) -  Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving and
 San  Antonio  Spurs guard Tony Parker  have been named the Eastern and Western
 Conference  Players  of the Week,  respectively, for games played between Jan.
 21-27.
 
 Irving guided the Cavs to a perfect 3-0 mark and lead the league in scoring at
 35.7  points per game.  He netted 40 points against the Boston Celtics on Jan.
 22  and  hit a game-winning  3-pointer at  the buzzer in  a 99-98 win over the
 Toronto Raptors on Jan. 26.
 
 Parker  averaged  24.5 points and  9.5 assists per  contest for the Spurs, who
 went  4-0 during  the week. He tallied back-to-back double-doubles against the
 New Orleans Hornets and Dallas Mavericks on Jan. 23 and 25.
 
 Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were
 the  Atlanta Hawks' Kyle Korver and Josh Smith, the Denver Nuggets' Ty Lawson,
 the  Los  Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin,  the Miami Heat's LeBron James, the
 Milwaukee  Bucks' Ersan  Ilyasova, the New Orleans Hornets' Ryan Anderson, the
 Oklahoma  City Thunder's  Kevin Durant and the Portland Trail Blazers' Nicolas
 Batum.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 01/28 14:49:14 ET

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