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Jefferson, Turkoglu earn NBA weekly honors
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Minnesota's Al Jefferson and Orlando's Hedo Turkoglu were selected the Eastern and Western Conference's players of the week, respectively, for the week ending January 27, NBA announced Monday.

The NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves' Al Jefferson (R) goes for basket as Kenny Gregory of Efes Pilsen blocks during a basketball match in Abdi Ipekci Arena in Istanbul, October 6, 2007. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Jefferson led the Timberwolves to a 3-1 week, averaging 28.8 points and 12.8 rebounds. The team defeated three playoff teams from last season and its lone loss came by just a point against the league's best team, Boston. His high point was a 40-point, 19-rebound effort in a 98-95 win Sunday over New Jersey.

Turkoglu helped the Magic to a 3-1 week, including wins over Eastern Conference leaders Detroit and Boston. He led Orlando in scoring each of its four games last week and averaged 25.5 points a game. Turkoglu tallied a game-high 27 points, including the game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer in a 96-93 victory Sunday over Boston.

Orlando Magic forward Hedo Turkoglu battles for the ball with Toronto Raptors forward Chris Bosh (R) during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Toronto, November 7, 2007. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

(Xinhua News Agency January 29, 2008)


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