Monday, December 14, 2009


by Steve St-Pierre
Pistons Sports Writer
In Play Magazine

NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2009 – The Detroit Pistons’ Rodney Stuckey today was named the NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, Dec. 7, through Sunday, Dec. 13.

Stuckey led the Pistons to a 3-0 week, averaging 27.0 points on .529 shooting from the field, 6.0 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 1.3 steals. On Dec. 12, Stuckey led the Pistons with a season-high 29 points and added seven assists, helping Detroit to its fifth straight victory, a 104-95 win over Golden State. On Dec. 9 at Philadelphia, Stuckey led all scorers with 27 points, including the game-winning field goal with 8.7 seconds remaining.

Stuckey on the December 2009 cover of In Play! Magazine.
Photo by Brian St-Pierre

Here is a recap of the week for Stuckey:

Rodney Stuckey, Detroit Pistons

Dec. 9 @ Philadelphia: Posted 27 points, eight assists and five rebounds in a 90-86 win over the 76ers.

Dec. 10 vs. Denver: Scored 25 points to go along with three assists and two steals in a 101-99 win over the Nuggets.

Dec. 12 vs. Golden State: Tallied 29 points, seven assists and two rebounds in a 104-95 win over the Warriors.

Other nominees for the Eastern Player of the Week were Cleveland’s LeBron James and Toronto’s Chris Bosh.

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