Originally posted on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 11/26/12
That 36-year-old San Antonio Spurs forward everyone said would be over the hill by now is looking as spry as ever and having yet another great season. Like wine, apparently Tim Duncan gets better with age as well, and that couldn't be more apparent than with the NBA's announcement that Duncan has been named the Western Conference Player of the Week. It's also fitting that this is Duncan's 21st time earning the award. But Duncan had some stiff competition, including one of his own teammates, Tony Parker, who has been on a roll, stringing together three big games all in wins for the Spurs. But take one look at Duncan's numbers for the week, as well as the quality players he faced, including Blake Griffin, Kevin Garnett and Roy Hibbert, and it's obvious the award went to the right player.   Duncan averaged 22.0 points, a team-high 12.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.25 blocks in 34.5 minutes, as the Spurs went 3-1. Duncan recorded three straight 20-plus point, 10-plus rebound games from Nov. 19-23. The last time Duncan posted three straight games with at least 20-or-more points and 10-or-more rebounds was Nov. 23-27, 2009, which coincides with the last time he won Player of the Week honors.   Duncan currently leads the team with eight double-doubles and ranks tied for fourth in the NBA. He is the NBA leader with 739 career double-doubles among active players. Duncan also recently joined elite company, becoming just the ninth player in NBA history to record 2,500 blocks. He is also now one of only four players to have over 22,500 points, 12,500 rebounds and 2,500 blocked shots.   If Duncan continues along this path, he could also be adding a Player of the Month trophy to his mantle with perhaps even more hardware along the way.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Cubs trade for Chapman a risk, but potential payoff too hard to ignore

White Sox fan wears a fantastic taped-up Chris Sale jersey

Wisconsin kicker will wear 27 to honor Nebraska's Sam Foltz

Dennis Schroder wears disguise to play in German streetball tournament

Browns indicate they will give Josh Gordon another chance

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Prince Fielder to undergo season-ending neck surgery

Eagles want Carson Wentz to be 'starter ready' Week 1

Report: 49ers concerned Anthony Davis will quit again

Did Manning hurt NFLPA's case in HGH investigations?

Report: Steinbrenner won't allow fire sale, wants to make playoffs

Report: Dion Waiters agrees to one-year deal with Heat

Dion Waiters' deal signals the end of the 2016 money grab

Tom Jackson could leave ESPN after almost three decades

Cavs sign coach Tyronn Lue to a five-year extension

More than 10,000 people registered for Jaguars Pokemon Go night

NFL issues new concussion protocol

Angels listening to offers on Hector Santiago

Five U.S. Olympians favored to win multiple gold medals

Kevin Durant’s OKC restaurant will be closed, rebranded

Lamar Odom said to be held back by one 'toxic friend'

Mario Balotelli crashes Liverpool fans' wedding

Michael Vick: I used to feel I was 'dominating too much'

WATCH: Astros, Rangers minor leaguers get into brawl

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Five U.S. Olympians favored to win multiple gold medals

WATCH: What teams should join the Big 12?

One Gotta Go: Do NBA players really love NBA2K?

Effect of ban on Russia could span beyond the Olympic Games

One Gotta Go: NBA players hate Facebook too

QUIZ: Name every city to host the NBA All-Star Game

One Gotta Go: NBA players settle the fast food beef

One Gotta Go: NBA players make tough choices on their favorite rappers

One Gotta Go: NBA Summer League is not about that Game of Thrones life

The top NHL free agents available as offseason winds down

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker