The Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade and San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker today were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, March 7, through Sunday, March 13.Air Jordan 2011 - White Black/Anthacite
Wade led Miami to a 2-1 week, averaging 28.7 points on .508 shooting (30-for-59) to go along with 6.3 assists and 5.3 rebounds. On March 12 vs. Memphis, Wade became the first guard since Michael Jordan in 1988 to have at least 28 points, nine rebounds, five assists and five blocks in a game. This is the third time in the 2010-11 season that Wade has garnered Player of the Week honors.Parker led the Spurs to a 3-0 week, clinching their 14th consecutive playoff berth. He led the Spurs in scoring for the week averaging 23.7 points, scoring 21 or more in all three games.Air Jordan 2011
He has notched 24 games this season of scoring 20 or more points. On March 9 vs.Detroit, Parker scored 23 points to go along with seven assists and four blocks to secure a 111-104 victory. This is Parker's second Player of the Week award of the season.
Gov. Jindal anticipates La. payment to Hornets:Gov. Bobby Jindal says Louisiana expects to pay the New Orleans Hornets about $7 million in subsidies which kick in whenever the team does not meet certain annual revenue benchmarks.Air Jordan 2011 - Black Red White
The governor mentioned the anticipated payment after discussing his role in a new marketing effort designed to strengthen the Hornets' season ticket base and secure the club's future in New Orleans.Jindal, several other high-ranking politicians, popular local musicians and celebrities including Saints quarterback Drew Brees are part of the Hornets' "I'm In" campaign.Hornets' officials say the fact they're working so closely with political leaders on such efforts demonstrates their commitment to staying in Louisiana for the long term.
Shoulder injury leaves no timetable for Gay's return:While an MRI exam Monday showed that Memphis forward Rudy Gay's left shoulder is healing, no timetable has been set for his return. Memphis made the announcement during Monday night's game against the Los Angeles Clippers.Air Jordan 2011 - Black Blue White
Gay underwent the MRI earlier in the day. He had tweeted Monday afternoon: "I hate bad news."The team said the 6-foot-8 forward "underwent a follow-up magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) today on his left shoulder, which revealed that while the shoulder is healing from a subluxation, it needs more time to fully recover."Gay, the Grizzlies' second-leading scorer at 19.8 points a game, injured the shoulder on Feb. 15 against Philadelphia. He has missed 10 games with the injury.Memphis entered Monday night's game at 5-5 in Gay's absence as they fight to hold on to the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
Bulls' Boozer remains day-to-day with ankle injury:Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer remains day to day even though his sprained left ankle continues to improve.Boozer was still limping slightly Monday and is not sure when he'll be return.The team's second-leading scorer and rebounder, he has missed the past two games after an awkward landing during a flagrant foul by Kwame Brown in a win last week at Charlotte.Air Jordan 2011 - Black
The Bulls host Washington on Tuesday before visiting New Jersey and Indiana on Thursday and Friday.Coach Tom Thibodeau hopes to have him back ``within the week.''The Bulls have won 13 of 15 and trail Eastern Conference leader Boston by a half game. They've played well without Boozer, with easy wins over Atlanta and Utah.