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Heat's James, Grizzlies' Randolph named Players of Week

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:

LeBron James, Miami Heat

Jan. 27 @ New York: Tallied 24 points and 11 rebounds in a Video 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 Video 88-87 win over the Pistons.

Jan. 30 @ Oklahoma City: Collected 23 points, handed out 13 assists and had four steals in a Video 108-103 win over the Thunder.

Zach Randolph, Memphis Grizzlies

Jan. 24 @ Toronto: Posted a double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds in a Video 100-98 win over the Raptors.

Jan. 26 @ New Jersey: Scored 20 points and grabbed 16 rebounds in a Video 93-88 loss to the Nets.

Jan. 28 @ Philadelphia: Totaled 22 points and 12 rebounds in a Video 99-94 victory over the 76ers.

Jan. 29 vs. Washington: Recorded 24 points and 20 rebounds in a Video 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.

photoThunder Connects
Thunder passes the ball around the arc and it ends in the hand of an open Dion Waiters who buries the three-pointer.
photoWestbrook Drives Through Traffic
Russell Westbrook weaves his way through the Warriors defense for the layup.
photoRoberson Block
Andre Roberson elevates and denies Klay Thompson at the rim.
photoBogut With The Jam
Draymond Green dishes to Andrew Bogut who cuts in for the two-handed dunk.
photoDurant Dunk
Russell Westbrook passes to Kevin Durant for the two-handed dunk.

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