Hill, Stoudemire Named Players of the Week
Posted Nov 22 2004 4:32PM
Players of the Week: Nov. 15-21
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.
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:
Grant Hill, Orlando Magic
Amaré Stoudemire, Phoenix Suns
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.