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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Reggie Jackson named Eastern Conference Player of the Week (again)

Detroit Pistons point guard Reggie Jackson has been named Eastern Conference Player of the Week, the NBA announced on Monday.

For games played between Dec. 14 and Dec. 20, Jackson led his team to a 2-1 record while averaging 29.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 7.7 assists.

In addition to a near triple-double against the Clippers on Monday (34 points, 11 rebounds, 7 assists), Jackson led the charge in one of the wildest regular season games in Pistons history on Friday, scoring 13 points in the fourth overtime of a 147-144 win over the Chicago Bulls.

Jackson now joins Andre Drummond, Grant Hill, and Isiah Thomas as the only Pistons in franchise history to earn Player of the Week honors at least twice in the same season (Jackson and Drummond are the only two to do so since Player of the Week was divided into conferences in 2001-02). Drummond was named Player of the Week twice at the season’s outset after averaging 20.3 points and 20.3 rebounds through the Pistons’ first two weeks of play.

Jackson earned his first Player of the Week honor on Dec. 7 after averaging 27 points and 8.8 assists in four consecutive Pistons wins.

Jackson and Drummond are the fifth Pistons duo to each earn at least one Player of the Week nod in the same season since the award’s conception (1979-80).

The full list:

Players Year
Reggie Jackson & Andre Drummond 2015-16
Ben Wallace & Chauncey Billups 2002-03, 2003-04
Grant Hill & Terry Mills 1996-1997
Joe Dumars & Dennis Rodman 1991-92
Isiah Thomas & Kelly Tripucka 1982-83, 1983-84

For those wondering about Terry Mills and his Player of the Week honor, it came after a week in which he tied an NBA record by making 13 consecutive 3-pointers over a span of three games, scoring 25, 23, and 16 points in three Pistons wins.

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Ryan is a Farmington native who enjoys all things basketball, particularly when it involves the Detroit Pistons. He spends much of his free time combing through NBA archives and curating footage of meaningless late-90's regular season performances for mass consumption.

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