Odom, Yao Earn Weekly Honors
Posted Mar 8 2004 4:53PM
Players of the Week: March 1-7
NEW YORK, March 8 -- The Miami Heat's Lamar Odom and Houston Rockets' Yao Ming were named the Eastern Conference and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, March 1 through Sunday, March 7.
Yao led the Rockets to a 2-1 record during the week, recording wins over Minnesota and Dallas. Yao, leading the Rockets in points and rebounds in all three contests, led the Western Conference with 29.7 points per game for the week and reached 25 points in three consecutive games for the first time in his career.
Here is a closer look at the week for Odom and Yao:
Lamar Odom, Miami Heat
Yao Ming, Houston Rockets
Other nominees for Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Boston's Mark Blount, Detroit's Rasheed Wallace, Indiana's Jermaine O'Neal, Los Angeles Lakers' Shaquille O'Neal, Minnesota's Kevin Garnett, New York's Stephon Marbury, Philadelphia's Kenny Thomas, Phoenix's Amaré Stoudemire and Washington's Gilbert Arenas.