NEW YORK, Nov. 22 –The Orlando Magic’s Grant Hill and the Phoenix Suns’ Amaré Stoudemire today were named the Eastern Conference and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, November 15 through Sunday, November 21.


Hill led the Magic to a perfect 2-0 week averaging 30.0 points (2nd in the NBA) on .676 shooting, 6.0 rebounds and 5.5 assists in wins over Utah and Indiana. Currently, Hill leads the Magic in scoring and is second in assists, steals and minutes played, averaging 41 mpg.

The Suns are off to their best start since the 1997-98 season with the help of Stoudemire who led the Suns to a 4-0 week. He was the league’s scoring leader averaging 34.5 points on .632 shooting, 9.3 rebounds and 1.75 blocks in wins over Dallas, New Orleans, Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers. Stoudemire is the first Suns frontcourt player to record four straight 30-plus games since Charles Barkley (1995-96) and the first Suns player overall since Stephon Marbury (2002-03).

Here is a closer look at the week for Hill and Stoudemire:

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Grant Hill, Orlando Magic
Nov. 17 vs. Utah: Recorded a season-high 32 points, five rebounds, five assists and one block in a win over Utah 107-92.
Nov. 20 at Indiana: Had 28 points, seven rebounds, a season-high six assists and one steal in a 86-83 win over the Pacers.

Amaré Stoudemire, Phoenix Suns
Nov. 16 at Dallas: Had 34 points, 11 rebounds, two blocks and two steals in a 107-101 victory over the Mavericks.
Nov. 17 at New Orleans: Recorded a career-high 38 points, five rebounds and three blocks over the Hornets 95-84.
Nov. 19 vs. L.A. Lakers: Tallied 33 points, 14 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in win over the Lakers 107-102.
Nov. 21 at L.A. Clippers: Scored 33 points and had seven rebounds and one steal with a win over the Clippers 122-111.

Other nominees for Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Cleveland’s LeBron James, Denver’s Kenyon Martin, Houston’s Tracy McGrady, Miami’s Shaquille O’Neal and Dwyane Wade, Minnesota’s Kevin Garnett, Phoenix’s Shawn Marion and Steve Nash, Portland’s Zach Randolph, Sacramento’s Chris Webber and Washington’s Larry Hughes.