Tim Duncan named Western Conference Player of the Week

By Quixem Ramirez

November 13, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; San Antonio Spurs power forward Tim Duncan (21) moves the ball against the defense of Los Angeles Lakers power forward Pau Gasol (16) during the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE

With averages of 22.0 points, 12.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.3 blocks in the previous week, in which the San Antonio Spurs went 3-1, Tim Duncan nabbed his 21st Western Conference Player of the Week award. The accolade is his first such award since 2009.

Not only did Duncan handle the extra workload created by the injuries to forwards Kawhi Leonard and Stephen Jackson but he was remarkably efficient in doing so, making 50 percent of his 68 field goal attempts.

Through 14 games, Duncan is currently second in defensive rating and the player efficiency rating (PER).