Williams, Howard Named NBA Players of the Week
Posted Dec 26 2006 4:13PM
NEW YORK, Dec. 26, 2006 – The Milwaukee Bucks’ Mo Williams and the Dallas Mavericks’ Josh Howard today were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Dec. 18 through Sunday, Dec. 24.
Williams averaged 25.7 points, 8.7 rebounds and 6.7 assists per game in leading the Bucks to a 3-0 week. He tallied a career-high 11 rebounds in securing his first career triple-double in a 121-95 win over Miami on Dec. 20.
Howard registered averages of 22.7 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.0 blocks in helping Dallas, winners of six in a row, to a 3-0 week. He had 25 points in just 30 minutes in a 115-83 win over the Clippers on Dec. 22 and single-handedly outscored Los Angeles 17-14 in the third quarter of that contest.
Here is a closer look at the week for Williams and Howard:
Mo Williams, Milwaukee Bucks
Josh Howard, Dallas Mavericks
Other nominees for Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Cleveland’s LeBron James, Golden State’s Baron Davis, Minnesota’s Kevin Garnett, New York’s Jamal Crawford and David Lee, Phoenix’s Steve Nash and Washington’s Gilbert Arenas.