D. Howard, Anthony Named NBA Players of the Week
Posted Nov 27 2006 2:17PM
NEW YORK, Nov. 27, 2006 -- The Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard and the Denver Nuggets’ Carmelo Anthony today were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Nov. 20 through Sunday, Nov. 26.
Howard averaged 18.5 points on .531 shooting and a league-best 14.3 rebounds in leading Orlando to a 3-1 week. Posting double-doubles in all four of Orlando’s games, including a 24-point, 23-rebound effort in the Magic’s lone loss, Howard’s inside presence paced the Magic during a week that included victories over three Eastern Conference opponents. Howard’s 13.5 rpg leads the NBA and the Magic’s 10-4 record leads the East.
Anthony led the Nuggets to a 4-0 record, averaging 31.3 points on .548 shooting. Anthony also dished out 5.3 assists and pulled down 4.8 rebounds while averaging 2.8 steals. After scoring 30-plus points in three of Denver’s four games last week, Anthony now has scored 30-plus in nine of Denver’s 12 games on the season. Denver has won eight of nine, including five straight, after opening the season 0-3.
Here is a closer look at the week for Howard and Anthony:
Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic
Carmelo Anthony, Denver Nuggets
Other nominees for Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Cleveland’s Drew Gooden and LeBron James, Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki, Detroit’s Chauncey Billups and Tayshaun Prince, Indiana’s Jermaine O’Neal, Milwaukee’s Andrew Bogut, Minnesota’s Kevin Garnett, Sacramento’s Kevin Martin and Toronto’s T.J. Ford.