Ty Lawson named Western Conference player of the week

Ty Lawson has been on a tear in 2013, playing at an All-Star caliber level, and recently leading his team through a difficult stretch in which leading scorer Danilo Gallinari has been suffering from a thigh injury. So it is fantastic to Lawson him get some well deserved official recognition from the league.

From Nuggets.com:

Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson has been named Western Conference Player of the Week for games played from Monday Feb. 25 through Sunday March 3, the NBA announced today.

Lawson averaged 21.0 points, 7.0 assists and 1.67 steals while helping the Nuggets to a perfect 3-0 record as they make a push for home-court advantage in the postseason.

His week was an extension of his play since Jan. 13; he is averaging 20.8 points, 7.5 assists and 1.64 steals in 22 games during that stretch.

Read the entire article at Nuggets.com here.