NEW YORK, Nov. 15 – The Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James and the Seattle SuperSonics’ Ray Allen were today named the Eastern Conference and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, November 8 through Sunday, November 14.


James led the Cavaliers to a perfect 3-0 week, averaging 29 points (2nd in the NBA) on .508 shooting, 9.7 rebounds, 4.7 assists, a league-high 3.33 steals and 2.3 blocks in wins over Atlanta, Phoenix and Washington. James posted double-doubles while at Atlanta and versus Phoenix. He scored 17 of his season-high 38 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Cavaliers back from a 19-point deficit to defeat Phoenix in overtime.

Allen led the SuperSonics to a 4-0 week, averaging 28.3 points (3rd in the NBA) on .535 shooting (.560 from 3-point range), 5.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists in wins over Denver, Sacramento, Toronto and Memphis. Currently ranked fifth in scoring (26.0 ppg) and fourth in three-point field goal percentage (.600), Allen scored a season-high 34 points in a dramatic come-from-behind 118-113 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies after trailing by 21 points in the third quarter.

Here is a closer look at the week for James and Allen:

LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
Nov. 9 at Atlanta: Recorded 25 points, a season-high 10 rebounds, four assists, two blocks and a season-high four steals in a win over the Hawks.
Nov. 10 vs. Phoenix: Had a season-high 38 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, two blocks and three steals in an overtime win over the Suns 114-109.
Nov. 13 vs. Washington: Had 24 points, nine rebounds, four assists, two blocks and three steals with a 105-74 win over the Wizards.

Ray Allen, Seattle SuperSonics
Nov. 9 at Denver: Tallied 30 points, seven rebounds, three assists and one steal in a 108-88 victory over the Nuggets.
Nov. 10 vs. Sacramento: Recorded 20 points, five rebounds, five assists and two blocks in a win over the Kings 109-78.
Nov. 12 vs. Toronto: Recorded 29 points, four rebounds, seven assists and two blocks defeating the Raptors 88-87.
Nov. 14 vs. Memphis: Had a season-high 34 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals, leading the Sonics over the Grizzlies 118-113.

Other nominees for Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Cleveland’s Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki, Indiana’s Jermaine O’Neal, Los Angeles Clippers’ Corey Maggette, Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryantand Lamar Odom, Miami’s Shaquille O’Neal, Milwaukee’s Michael Redd, Minnesota’s Kevin Garnett, Philadelphia’s Allen Iverson, Portland’s Zach Randolph and San Antonio’s Tim Duncan.