Posted Dec 1 2008 6:00PM
NEW YORK -- The New Jersey Nets' Devin Harris and the Portland Trail Blazers' Brandon Roy today were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Nov. 24, through Sunday, Nov. 30.
Harris averaged a league-best 30.0 points on .535 shooting and added 6.8 assists and 4.3 rebounds as New Jersey went 3-1 on its West Coast trip. On Nov. 30, Harris led the Nets to their first win at Phoenix since 1993 by scoring a career-high 47 points to go along with eight assists and seven rebounds. In that game, Harris set a franchise record for free-throws made without a miss (17-17). On Nov. 26, the 6-3 guard hit the game-winning shot in overtime as the Nets beat Sacramento 116-114.
Roy led the Trail Blazers to a 4-0 record, averaging 20.0 points, 6.0 assists and 5.3 rebounds. On Nov. 28, Roy recorded his first double-double of the season with 25 points and 10 assists in a 101-86 win over New Orleans. Roy has scored 10 or more points 17 times this season, including 12 games with 20 or more points, and leads the team in scoring (20.9 ppg), assists (5.3 ppg) and minutes (36.3).
Here is a recap of the week for Harris and Roy:
Devin Harris, New Jersey Nets
Nov. 25 @ LA Lakers: Tallied 21 points, six assists and four rebounds in a 120-93 loss to the Lakers.
Nov. 26 @ Sacramento: Scored 18 points, and added seven assists in a 116-114 overtime win over the Kings.
Nov. 29 @ Utah: Recorded 34 points, six assists, four rebounds and three steals in a 105-88 win over the Jazz. Nov. 30 @ Phoenix: Poured in 47 points to go along with eight assists and seven rebounds in a 117-109 win over the Suns.
Brandon Roy, Portland Trail Blazers
Nov. 24 vs. Sacramento: Scored 28 points and added three assists and four rebounds in a 91-90 win over the Kings.
Nov. 26 vs. Miami: Recorded eight points, seven rebounds and three assists in a 106-68 win over the Heat.
Nov. 28 vs. New Orleans: Tallied 25 points, 10 assists and six rebounds in a 101-86 win over the Hornets.
Nov. 30 @ Detroit: Scored 19 points, and added five assists and four rebounds in a 86-85 win over the Pistons.
Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Cleveland's LeBron James, Dallas' Jason Terry, Houston's Yao Ming, Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, New Orleans' Chris Paul, Orlando's Dwight Howard and Toronto's Chris Bosh.
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