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"Who's in Your Fave 5?"

"What is 'Who's in Your Fave 5?'," you ask?

We're happy to answer you. Each week we'll bring you five players, one at each of the five positions -- point guard, shooting guard, small forward, power forward and center -- who have had the best week in five categories: points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks.

For this week's edition of "Who's in Your Fave 5?," we're gonna look at games played from April 7-13.

So, check back each week to see which five players belong in your Fave 5 for the week.
PG, Chris Paul
PPG RPG APG SPG BPG
27.4 7.8 11.2 2.0 0.2
Paul's line against the Mavericks on Sunday: 31 points on 11-for-15 shooting, nine rebounds, 17 assists, two steals and a 10-point win. That's domination. Now here's for some other numbers, courtesy of Paul's opinions of Draft day suits, as told to Esquire: "I can't stand 'em. The least amount of buttons, the better, man. If you have to go with three, you can go three. But all that eight-button stuff? Nuh-uh, not a fan." That's fashionista.
SG, Dwyane Wade
PPG RPG APG SPG BPG
39.3 6.3 6.3 0.3 1.3
Kobe Bryant scored 61 points and LeBron James had 52 and filled out the statline with a near triple-double at Madison Square Garden. Wade did his damage against the Knicks in Miami. Wade scored a career-high 55 points on Sunday against New York, hitting 19-for-30 from the field and adding nine rebounds and four assists in the 17-point win by the Heat.
SF, LeBron James
PPG RPG APG SPG BPG
28.5 4.3 7.3 1.3 0.5
James and the Cavs already have home court advantage throughout the playoffs wrapped up, but with a win against Philadelphia in their final game of the regular season Cleveland can tie the 1985-86 Celtics for the best single-season home record in league history by going 40-1.
PF, Dirk Nowitzki
PPG RPG APG SPG BPG
29.8 9.3 2.3 1.3 0.5
Dallas is storming towards the Playoffs with a full head of steam, winners of four of their last five games and Nowizki's numbers are comparable to his MVP statistics of 2006-07.
C, Yao Ming
PPG RPG APG SPG BPG
20.7 10.7 2.0 0.3 1.7
Yao has always been a big name from his commercial endorsements and yearly spot reserved for him in the starting lineup in the All-Star game by his international fan base, but in the NBA, you don't truly make a name for yourself until you win in the postseason. Yao's career field-goal percentage, free-throw percentage, rebounds, assists, blocks and steals averages are all lower in the Playoffs than they are during the regular season. Maybe this is the year he changes that.
Point Guard Shooting Guard Small Forward Power Forward Center
Chris Paul Dwyane Wade LeBron James Amar'e Stoudemire Dwight Howard
NBA TV's Steve Smith lists the five players that make up his First Team All-NBA. Smith's picks include center Yao Ming. Click on the link to see who else makes Smitty's Fave 5.
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