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 and Odom have their teams in the playoff hunt.
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Odom led the Heat to a 2-1 record this week, averaging 23.0 points, 13.3 rebounds and 7.7 assists per game. His 30-point, 19-rebound, 11-assist triple-double against Sacramento marked just the third 30-15-10 game in the NBA since 1989 and only the fourth triple-double in Heat history.

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

  • March 2 vs. Toronto: Scored 23 points on 11-of-18 shooting and grabbed 14 rebounds in a 89-86 loss to the Raptors.
  • March 4 vs. Milwaukee: Tallied 16 points, nine assists and seven rebounds as the Heat defeated the Bucks 104-98.
  • March 6 vs. Sacramento: Recorded a season-high 30 points, career-high 19 rebounds and tied a career-high 11 assists in a 102-96 win over Sacramento.

    Yao Ming, Houston Rockets

  • March 3 vs. L.A. Lakers: Scored a game-high 33 points and grabbed eight rebounds in a 96-93 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.
  • March 5 @ Minnesota: Recorded 27 points, six rebounds and four assists in a 112-109 win over the Timberwolves.
  • March 7 vs. Dallas: Had a game-high 29 points on 13-of-19 shooting and ten rebounds in a 101-98 win over the Mavericks.

    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.