Paul Pierce Named Eastern Conference Player Of The Week

April 1, 2012; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics small forward Paul Pierce (34) congratulates point guard Rajon Rondo (9) after a basket during the third quarter against the Miami Heat at TD Banknorth Garden. Boston won 91-72. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE

Paul Pierce was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week after leading Boston to a 4-0 week.

Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week on Monday after leading the Celtics to a 4-0 week.

Pierce averaged 25.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 2.5 assists during the week as the Celtics caught and passed the Philadelphia 76ers to take the Atlantic Division lead for the first time all season. The 34-year old's week was highlighted by a 36-point, 10-rebound, four-assist effort in a 102-95 win against the Bobcats last Monday.

Pierce also netted 23 points, seven rebounds and three assists as the Celtics pounded the Miami Heat on Sunday, 91-72, and didn't have a single game below 20 points or six rebounds. Boston also beat the Utah Jazz and Minnesota Timberwolves.

Chris Paul was named the Western Conference Player of the Week. Other nominees for Eastern Conference Player of the week included Pierce's teammate Kevin Garnett.

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