Orlando Magic's Nikola Vucevic earns NBA award

Team's center wins conference player of the week


ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Magic's Nikola Vucevic was named the NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, Mar. 24, through Sunday, Mar. 30.

It marks the first time that Vucevic has been awarded with the honor.

Vucevic led the Magic to a 2-1 week, which included wins over the Portland Trail Blazers and Charlotte Bobcats, behind averages of 22.7 points (sixth in the conference) and a league-leading 14.3 rebounds. He posted a point-rebound double-double in all three contests, including a 24-point, 23-rebound effort on March 28 during Orlando's 110-105 win over Charlotte, his second 20-point/20-rebound game this season.

The San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan was named the Player of the Week for the Western Conference.