Click here to Skip to main content

Warriors' Ellis, Heat's James named Players of Week

By Official Release
Posted Dec 27 2010 2:12PM

NEW YORK -- The Miami Heat's LeBron James and the Golden State Warriors' Monta Ellis today were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Dec. 20, through Sunday, Dec. 26.

James led the Heat to a 2-1 week, which included road wins over the Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers. James averaged 27.3 points, 9.0 rebounds, 7.0 assists and 2.33 steals for the surging Heat, which has won 14 of its last 15 games. On Christmas Day, James recorded a triple-double in Miami's 96-80 victory over the Lakers, posting 27 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.

Ellis' 39.7 ppg led the league for the week and helped Golden State to a 2-1 mark, which included wins over the Sacramento Kings and Portland Trail Blazers. Ellis topped 36 points in all three outings, including a sparkling 44-point performance on 15-of-20 shooting from the field in the Warriors' lone loss of the week, a 121-112 setback vs. Houston. Ellis also chipped in with 7.0 assists and 3.0 steals on the week.

Here is a recap of the week for James and Ellis:

LeBron James, Miami Heat

Dec. 20 vs. Dallas: Posted 19 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists in a 98-96 Video loss to the Mavericks.

Dec. 23 @ Phoenix: Scored 36 points to go along with six rebounds, four assists and three steals in a Video 95-83 win over the Suns.

Dec. 25 @ L.A. Lakers: Recorded 27 points, 11 rebounds and 10 rebounds as the Heat Video beat the Lakers 96-80.

Monta Ellis, Golden State Warriors

Dec. 20 vs. Houston: Tallied 44 points, seven assists and three steals in Video a 121-112 loss to the Rockets.

Dec. 21 @ Sacramento: Recorded 36 points, seven assists and four steals in a Video 117-109 win over the Kings.

Dec. 25 vs. Portland: Poured in 39 points and added seven assists and two steals in a Video 109-102 victory over the Trail Blazers..

Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week: Chicago's Carlos Boozer, Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki, New York's Amar'e Stoudemire and Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant.

photoMitch Richmond Top 10 Plays of His Career
To celebrate Mitch Richmond's 50th Birthday, check out the Top 10 plays of his career.
photoZach LaVine Shows His Slams for His Fans in China
Recently, during a trip to China, Zach LaVine displayed his dunking skills for the crowd. He even dunked over one of them!
photoSteph Curry Finals in a Flash
Steph Curry Finals in a Flash
photo2014-15 Trail Blazers Top 10
Check out the Portland Trail Blazers Top 10 plays of the 2014-15 season.
photoNBA Slam Funk - Episode 3
Superstar twins Robin and Brook Lopez team up with Disney XD for the latest installment of the best bloopers in the NBA!

Copyright © NBA Media Ventures, LLC. All rights reserved. No portion of may be duplicated, redistributed or manipulated in any form. By accessing any information beyond this page, you agree to abide by the Privacy Policy / Your California Privacy Rights and Terms of Use. | Ad Choices Ad Choices is part of Turner Sports Digital, part of the Turner Sports & Entertainment Digital Network.