The NBA announced today that Denver Nuggets point guard Chauncey Billups was named the Western Conference Player of the Week for games played Dec. 27 through Jan. 2. Billups won the award over the Golden State Warriors' Dorell Wright and the New Orleans Hornets' Chris Paul.
In three games last week, Billups played a key part in producing three victories. He scored 18 points and secured nine rebounds against the Portland Trail Blazers; had a season-high 36 points against the Minnesota Timberwolves; and scored 22 points, delivered five assists and grabbed four rebounds against the Sacramento Kings.
Billups had missed time earlier in the December with an injured wrist, but he sure seems like he is over that right now.
In the Eastern Conference, the Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade averaged 36.7 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. In two of his three games, Wade scored at least 40 points. He beat the Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose and the Orlando Magic's Dwight Howard.