Paul Pierce named Eastern Conference Player of the Week

Celtics forward Paul Pierce was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week by the NBA for games played Monday, January 30th - Sunday, February 5th. During this period, Pierce helped the Celtics go 4-0, and averaged 22 points, 6.3 assists, and 5.8 rebounds. Pierce is currently 10 points shy of passing Larry Bird on the Celtics' all-time scoring list.

Pierce's game stats for the week, from

Jan. 31 @ Cleveland: Recorded 20 points, six assists and three steals in a 93-90 win over the Cavaliers.

Feb. 1 vs. Toronto: Tallied 17 points, eight assists and six rebounds in 26 minutes in a 100-64 victory over the Raptors.

Feb. 5 vs. Memphis: Closed the week with 21 points, six rebounds and six assists during a 98-80 victory over the Grizzlies.