Howard Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week

February 14, 2011

Orlando, Fla. – The Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, Feb. 7, through Sunday, Feb. 13. It marks the fourth time this season and the 15th time of his career that Howard has earned the league's top weekly honor.

Howard led Orlando to a 3-1 week, posting point-rebound double-doubles in all four contests. Howard has 14 consecutive double-doubles and an Eastern Conference-best 44 on the season. Howard’s 16.8 rpg. and .667 shooting from the field led the Eastern Conference. During Orlando’s 101-85 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Feb. 8, Howard recorded his fifth 20-point, 20-rebound effort of the season. Here is a recap of the week for Howard:

Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic
Feb. 8 vs. L.A. Clippers: Posted 22 points and 20 rebounds in a 101-85 win over the Clippers.

Feb. 9 @ Philadelphia: Tallied 30 points and 17 rebounds in a 99-95 win over the 76ers.

Feb. 11 vs. New Orleans: Collected 20 points, 17 rebounds and three blocks in a 99-93 loss to the Hornets.

Feb. 13 vs. L.A. Lakers: Totaled 31 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks in an 89-75 win over the Lakers.

The Portland Trail Blazers’ LaMarcus Aldridge was honored as the winner for the Western Conference. Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Charlotte’s Gerald Wallace, Chicago’s Derrick Rose, Indiana’s Danny Granger, Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant, Phoenix’s Steve Nash and San Antonio’s DeJuan Blair.