Monday, November 04, 2013

Sixers' MCW named East's Player of the Week

NEW YORK - The Sixers' Michael Carter-Williams was named NBA Eastern Conference Players of the Week for games played Tuesday, Oct. 29, through Sunday, Nov. 3.

Carter-Williams is only the second player (Shaquille O’Neal, 1992) to earn the honor to begin his rookie season.

The 11th overall selection in the 2013 NBA Draft, Carter-Williams helped guide the Sixers to a 3-0 start, which included wins over the defending champion Miami Heat and the Chicago Bulls. In his first three NBA games, Carter-Williams averaged 20.7 points and team highs of 9.0 steals and 4.3 steals.

In his NBA debut on Oct. 30, a 114-110 home win over the Heat, Carter-Williams recorded 22 points, 12 assists, nine steals and seven rebounds.  The nine steals were the most by a rookie in his NBA debut, while the 12 assists represented the second most for a player in his first NBA game (Buffalo's Ernie DiGregorio dished 14 assists in his NBA debut in 1973).

Michael Carter-Williams, Philadelphia 76ers
Oct. 30 vs. Miami: Recorded 22 points, 12 assists, nine steals and seven rebounds in a 114-110 win over the Heat
Nov. 1 @ Washington: Contributed 14 points, five assists and three boards in a 109-102 victory at Washington.  
Nov. 2 vs. Chicago: Posted a double-double with 26 points and 10 assists in a 107-104 win against the Bulls.
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