Players of the Week: Jan. 17-23
NEW YORK, Jan. 24 –
The Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James
and the Dallas Mavericks’ Jason Terry
today were named the Eastern Conference and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, January 17 through Sunday, January 23.
James led the Cavaliers to a 2-1 week, averaging 24.7 points on 55.9% shooting, 10.3 rebounds, 8.7 assists and 2.0 steals in 41.3 minutes per game. James became the youngest player in NBA history to record a triple-double when he posted 27 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists at Portland on January 19. Three days later, he posted another triple-double with 28 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists on January 22 against Golden State.
Terry led the Mavericks to a perfect 4-0 week, averaging 18.3 points on 72.1% shooting and 69.2% three-point shooting, 6.0 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 2.0 steals in wins over Washington, L.A. Clippers, Charlotte and Denver. Terry had only five turnovers in 156 minutes played to record a 4.8 assist per turnover ratio and a 1.6 steal per turnover ratio.
Here is a closer look at the week for James and Terry:
LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
Jan. 19 at Portland: Posted a triple-double of 27 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists and had four steals as the Cavaliers beat the Trail Blazers 107-101.
Jan. 20 at Sacramento: Had 18 points, eight rebounds and six assists in a 123-96 loss to the Kings at ARCO Arena.
Jan. 22 at Golden State: Recorded a triple-double of 28 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in a 105-87 victory over the Warriors.
Jason Terry, Dallas Mavericks
Jan. 18 vs. Washington: Posted 26 points, seven assists, four rebounds and three steals in a 137-120 win over the Wizards.
Jan. 20 vs. L.A. Clippers: Had 15 points, five assists and three steals as the Mavericks defeated the Clippers 99-77.
Jan. 21 at Charlotte: Recorded 17 points, seven assists and four rebounds in a 105-99 victory over the Bobcats.
Jan. 23 vs. Denver: Tallied 15 points, five assists and four rebounds in a 95-93 win over the Nuggets.
Other nominees for Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki, Golden State’s Jason Richardson, Indiana’s Jamaal Tinsley, Minnesota’s Wally Szczerbiak, New Jersey’s Vince Carter, New Orleans’ Dan Dickau, Orlando’s Steve Francis, Philadelphia’s Allen Iverson, Portland’s Damon Stoudamire, San Antonio’s Manu Ginobili, Toronto’s Jalen Rose and Washington’s Gilbert Arenas and Antawn Jamison.