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Marc Gasol named Western Conference Player of the Week

Spanish international Marc Gasol has been named the Western Conference Player of the Week.

Gasol led Memphis Grizzlies to a perfect 4-0 record with wins over Chicago, New Orleans, Detroit and Sacramento, averaging 19.5 points, 9.8 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.5 blocks.

In those four wins, Gasol recorded three double-doubles in points and rebounds, including a 20 point, 11 rebound effort in Memphis’ 128-95 destruction of the Sacramento Kings on Saturday.

Gasol currently averages 15.2 points a contest, which is his career-high in the NBA.

Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week, as the front-runner for the United States starting center spot led the Magic to a 3-1 record.

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