Nowitzki Again Named Western Conference Player of the Week

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  • For Immediate Release
  • December 13, 2010

DALLAS -- Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki was named Western Conference Player of the Week for games played from December 6-12 the NBA announced today. This is the 13th time Nowitzki has garnered the honor in his career and the second time this season (also games November 22-28).

Nowitzki led the Mavericks to a perfect 3-0 week with wins over Golden State, New Jersey and Utah. He averaged 25.7 points and 9.0 rebounds per game during that stretch while shooting .700 from the field (28-40 FGs), .667 from three-point range (6-9 3FGs) and .789 from the free throw line (15-19 FTs).

Dirk began the week on Tuesday (12/7) scoring 25 points against the Golden State Warriors while making 10 of his 18 attempts from the field. More impressive where his games on Thursday against the Nets and Saturday against the Jazz. Nowitzki recorded a double-double in both of those games and shot a combined ,818 from the field 18-22 FGs).

On the season, Nowitzki ranks fifth in the NBA in scoring average (25.0 ppg) and eighth in field goal percentage (.568).