NEW YORK, April 12 – The Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade and Minnesota Timberwolves’ Kevin Garnett were today named the Eastern Conference and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Tuesday, November 2 through Sunday, November 7.


Wade led the Heat to a perfect 3-0 start, averaging 28.7 points (2nd in the NBA) on .560 shooting, 6.3 rebounds and 7.7 assists in wins over New Jersey, Cleveland and Washington. Wade recorded career highs in both points (37) and assists (12) and grabbed eight rebounds against the Wizards. His 86 points in the first three contests tied a Heat franchise record, set by Alonzo Mourning in 1996-97, for most total points by a player in the first three games of the season.

Garnett led the Timberwolves to a 2-1 start, averaging 27.3 points, a league-high 16.7 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 3.0 blocks per game. He recorded double-doubles (points-rebounds) in all three contests and recorded his 24th career 20-point/20-rebound effort with 28 points and 20 rebounds against New York. Garnett recorded stellar performances in crunch time this week, shooting 71.4% from the field in fourth quarters and overtime in tight games against New York, Denver and New Orleans.

Here is a closer look at the week for Wade and Garnett:

Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat
Nov. 3 @ New Jersey: Recorded a game-high 21 points, six assists and five rebounds in Miami’s Opening Night win at New Jersey.
Nov. 4 vs. Cleveland: Had a game-high 28 points, six rebounds, five assists, three steals and a career-high three blocks in a 92-86 win over the Cavs.
Nov. 6 @ Washington: Recorded career-highs in points (37) and assists (12), and had eight rebounds as the Heat defeated the Wizards 118-106.

Kevin Garnett, Minnesota Timberwolves
Nov. 3 vs. New York: Tallied 28 points, 20 rebounds, seven assists and three blocks in a 99-93 win over the Knicks.
Nov. 4 @ Denver: Recorded 25 points, 15 rebounds, seven assists, five blocks and one steal in an overtime loss to the Nuggets.
Nov. 6 vs. New Orleans: Had 29 points, 15 rebounds and four assists as the Wolves defeated the Hornets 99-92.

Other nominees for Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Chicago’s Kirk Hinrich and Luol Deng, Cleveland’s LeBron James, Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki, Detroit’s Chauncey Billups, Indiana’s Ron Artest, Orlando’s Steve Francis, Phoenix’s Amare Stoudemire, Portland’s Shareef Abdur-Rahim, San Antonio’s Manu Ginobili, Toronto’s Rafer Alston, Utah’s Carlos Boozer and Washington’s Antawn Jamison.