By Official Release
Posted Jan 31 2011 2:58PM
NEW YORK -- The Miami Heat's LeBron James and Memphis Grizzlies' Zach Randolph today were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Jan. 24-30.
James finished the week second in the conference in scoring (33.0 ppg) and steals (2.3 spg), while helping the Heat to a 2-1 record. He had a double-double in Sunday's 108-103 win at Oklahoma City with 24 points and 13 assists. With Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh out of the lineup on Friday, he scored a game-high 39 points in an 88-87 win over Detroit. James has now scored at least 20 points in each of his last 12 games.
Randolph averaged 20.8 points and 15.0 rebounds in leading the Grizzlies to a 3-1 week with wins over the Toronto, Philadelphia and Washington. On Jan. 29, he posted his fifth 20-point, 20-rebound game of the season with 24 points and 20 boards in a 107-93 win over Washington, pulling Memphis back to a .500 record for the first time since Nov. 8. The Grizzlies are 13-7 when he records 20 points and 10 rebounds.
Here is a recap of the week for James and Randolph:
Jan. 27 @ New York: Tallied 24 points and 11 rebounds in a 93-88 loss to the Knicks.
Jan. 28 vs. Detroit: Poured in 39 points to go along with nine assists and eight rebounds in an 88-87 win over the Pistons.
Jan. 30 @ Oklahoma City: Collected 23 points, handed out 13 assists and had four steals in a 108-103 win over the Thunder.
Jan. 24 @ Toronto: Posted a double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds in a 100-98 win over the Raptors.
Jan. 26 @ New Jersey: Scored 20 points and grabbed 16 rebounds in a 93-88 loss to the Nets.
Jan. 28 @ Philadelphia: Totaled 22 points and 12 rebounds in a 99-94 victory over the 76ers.
Jan. 29 vs. Washington: Recorded 24 points and 20 rebounds in a 107-93 win over the Wizards.
Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week: Charlotte's Stephen Jackson, New Orleans' Chris Paul, Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, Orlando's Dwight Howard, Sacramento's DeMarcus Cousins and San Antonio's Manu Ginobili.
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