Olynyk nominated for Player of Week award

Boston Celtics second-year big man Kelly Olynyk was nominated for Eastern Conference Player of the Week but lost out to Atlanta's Al Horford.

Olynyk's stat line in Boston's four-game span last week that saw the team go 3-1: Team-best 19.8 points on 60.8 percent shooting overall (43.8 percent beyond the 3-point arc) with 6.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.5 blocks, and 1 steal per contest. Olynyk scored a career-high 30 points during Monday's win in Philadelphia and was a team-best plus-52 in plus/minus this week.

Olynyk is the first Celtics player nominated for Player of the Week this season.