Pierce named Player of the Week

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Paul Pierce put the injury-depleted Celtics on his back this week.Celtics captain Paul Pierce has been named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the second time this season.

Pierce guided injury-depleted Boston to four wins last week, averaging 21.8 points on 58.7 percent shooting (27 for 46) from the floor. Courtesy of the NBA, here's a game-by-game look at his efforts:

Feb. 28 at Utah: Scored 21 points and grabbed seven rebounds in a 107-102 win over the Jazz.

March 2 vs. Phoenix: Recorded a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds in a win over the Suns.

March 4 vs. Golden State: Poured in 27 points to go along with seven rebounds in a 107-103 win over the Warriors.

March 6 at Milwaukee: Tallied 23 points, five rebounds and four assists in a win over the Bucks.

Pierce also won the Player of the Week honor back on Dec. 20. It's the third time this season a Boston player earned the honor, with Rajon Rondo taking home the award for the first week of the 2010-11 season.

Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook earned this week's nod for the Western Conference. Celtics guard Ray Allen was also nominated for the East honor.