Kevin C. Cox
With 16.5 points, 9.8 rebounds and 4.5 assists while leading the Hawks to a 4-0 record for the week, Al Horford has been named Eastern Conference Player of the Week.
Horford's effort came despite a historic (for Al) 4-17 psychedelic free throw line excursion, but the big fella played a huge role in the perfect record for the week.
From the team's official press release:
The Atlanta Hawks' Al Horford and the San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan today were named Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Nov. 19, through Sunday, Nov. 25.
Horford led the Hawks to a 4-0 week, averaging 16.5 points, 9.8 rebounds and 4.5 assists. He recorded a career-high 10 assists on Nov. 21 as Atlanta topped the Washington Wizards 101-100. Horford's 26-point, 13-rebound double-double in a 101-91 win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Nov. 23 helped the Hawks to improve their road record to 4-2, tops in the conference.
Al Horford, Atlanta Hawks
Nov. 19 vs. Orlando: Posted 15 points, nine rebounds and three assists in an 81-72 win over the Magic.
Nov. 21 vs. Washington: Tallied 15 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds in a 101-100 overtime victory over the Wizards.
Nov. 23 @ Charlotte: Collected 26 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks in a 101-91 win against the Bobcats.
Nov. 24 vs. L.A. Clippers: Contributed 10 points, eight rebounds and three assists in a 104-93 win over the Clippers.