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T-Mobile Player of the Week: Jameer Nelson

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The Orlando Magic continued their winning ways last week, going 3-0 with wins over the Washington Wizards, New York Knicks, and Cleveland Cavaliers. Center Dwight Howard, who's exempt from winning T-Mobile Player of the Week Awards on this site due to his consistent dominance, led the way, pacing the team in scoring (21.3), rebounding (12.0), blocks (3.3), and field-goal percentage (70.3), but he had help from his teammates. And in my opinion, Jameer Nelson provided the most.

Pts Rebs Ast Stl Blk
12.7 4.0 6.3 0.7
FG% 3FG% FT%
43.8 66.7 100.0
eFG% TS%
56.3 57.8

Nelson really took command of the offense this week, setting the table for others while still creating his own looks, but also not forcing the issue, which is right in line with his philosophy. As a result, he shot a blistering 57.8% True Shooting and posted a stellar 10.1 Pure Point Rating, by dint of his 19 assists to just 4 turnovers in 84 minutes. Additionally, his eyebrow-raising 4 boards per game helped him start fast breaks himself, which is a bit of a bonus.

Orlando will rely on Nelson to turn in such performances in the playoffs, where he's delivered before. And if he submits some of the nights like he had last week this postseason, the Magic will be in excellent shape.