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Vucevic, Duncan named conference players of week

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Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic and San Antonio Spurs power forward Tim Duncan were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, on Monday.

Vucevic averaged 22.7 points (sixth in the conference) and a league-leading 14.3 rebounds in leading the Magic to a 2-1 week, which included wins over the Portland Trail Blazers and Charlotte Bobcats. That included 24 points and 23 rebounds on Friday in a 110-105 win over Charlotte.

Duncan averaged 20.0 points (tied for eighth in the conference) on 62.5 percent shooting (eighth in the conference), 8.5 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.0 steals as the Spurs went 4-0. Duncan had 29 points, 13 rebounds, five assists, two blocks and two steals during a 108-103 win over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday.

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