NEW YORK, April 12 – The New Orleans Hornets’ Jamaal Magloire and Denver Nuggets’ Carmelo Anthony were today named the Eastern Conference and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, April 5 through Sunday, April 11.


Magloire led the Hornets to a 2-1 record this week with wins against Boston and Milwaukee. He averaged 23.0 points on .477 shooting and an Eastern Conference-high 14.3 rebounds this week, both up significantly from his season averages of 13.4 points and 10.3 rebounds. Magloire recorded three straight 20 point-10 rebound outings.

Anthony led the Nuggets to a 2-1 week, competing with Utah and Portland for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. The rookie averaged 28.7 points on .527 shooting, 8.0 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.7 steals, recording his ninth and tenth games scoring 30 points or more. In Denver’s 110-100 overtime win against Portland, Anthony scored the Nuggets last five points in regulation and the first four points in overtime to secure the victory.

Here is a closer look at the week for Magloire and Anthony:

Jamaal Magloire, New Orleans Hornets
April 6 @ Sacramento: Scored 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in a 105-91 loss to the Kings.
April 9 vs. Boston: Recorded 23 points, 17 rebounds and two blocks in an 89-80 win against the visiting Celtics.
April 10 @ Milwaukee: Had 26 points on 7-of-11 shooting and 13 rebounds as the Hornets defeated the Bucks 91-87.

Carmelo Anthony, Denver Nuggets
April 7 @ Phoenix: Recorded a double-double with 36 points (12-of-20) and 11 rebounds in a 111-96 win over the Suns.
April 9 @ Houston: Had 20 points, eight rebounds and three assists as the Nuggets lost to the Rockets 106-103.
April 10 vs. Portland: Tallied 30 points (23 points in fourth quarter and overtime), five rebounds, four assists and three steals in a 110-100 overtime win over the Trail Blazers.

Other nominees for Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Atlanta’s Stephen Jackson, Detroit’s Tayshaun Prince, Indiana’s Jermaine O’Neal, Minnesota’s Kevin Garnett, Phoenix’s Amare Stoudemire, San Antonio’s Tim Duncan and Utah’s Andrei Kirilenko.