Reggie Jackson has been named Eastern Conference Player of the Week after averaging 27 points and 8.8 assists, the NBA announced Monday.
Teammate Andre Drummond won the award in consecutive weeks earlier this year, and are the first Pistons teammates to take home the award in the same season since Ben Wallace and Chauncey Billups did it in 2003-04. If you recall, that was a particularly good year for Pistons basketball.
From Nov. 30 to Dec. 6, Jackson shot 56.9 percent from the field and 52.9 percent from the 3-point line and his team has won four straight. The week was highlighted by a come-from-behind victory against the Phoenix Suns when Jackson scored 34 points and a season-high 16 assists.
It was the first time a Pistons player recorded 30-plus points and 15-plus assists in a game since Isiah Thomas in 1988.
Prior to this season, no Pistons player had been named player of the week since Rodney Stuckey in 2009-10. The three POW awards are the most for the Pistons in a season since that 03-04 campaign (Billups twice, Wallace once). Detroit has never had players win the award four times in the same season.