Teague Earns First Career Player of the Week Honor
The NBA Monday named Jeff Teague the Eastern Conference Player of the Week, the first such award of his career.
Teague led the Hawks to a 3-1 week, including wins over the Nets and Heat to help Atlanta clinch a playoff berth for the seventh consecutive season.
In games against Detroit, Boston, Brooklyn and Miami, Teague averaged 20.3 points and 5.8 assists.
He scored 16 second quarter points in the game against Brooklyn, erasing an early deficit and giving the Hawks a lead they held for most of the game. His running floater with less than 20 seconds left iced a win and snapped the Nets’ 15-game home winning streak.
Teague led the Hawks with 25 points in a win over the Heat the next night to clinch a playoff spot. He shot 51 percent from the field last week.
Paul Millsap earned Player of the Week honors earlier this season.
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