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SALT LAKE CITY -- The NBA announced Monday that Jazz forward Carlos Boozer was named the Western Conference Player of the Week for games played from Monday, November 30, through Sunday, December 6.
Boozer averaged 26.7 points on .627 shooting from the field, 13.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.7 steals, leading the Jazz to a 2-1 week. On December 4, Boozer led the Jazz with a season-high 35 points and 13 rebounds in a 96-87 win over Indiana. Boozer has scored at least 21 points and shot at least .545 from the floor in each of Utah's last seven games. Boozer is one of only two players in the league to average at least 20 points and 10 rebounds this season.
The forward currently ranks fifth in the league in rebounding (11.1) and third in double-doubles (13). This is the fourth Player of the Week award for Boozer and the 44th overall for the Jazz. He is the first Jazzman to claim the weekly award since Deron Williams won it in March of 2009.
Here is a closer look at the week for Boozer:
Carlos Boozer, Utah Jazz
November 30 vs. Memphis: Tallied 24 points, 15 rebounds, seven assists and three steals in a 120-93 win over the Grizzlies.