NEW YORK, Jan. 2, 2007 – The Milwaukee Bucks’ Michael Redd and the Dallas Mavericks’ Josh Howard today were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Dec. 25 through Sunday, Dec. 31.

Redd, who also won the award for the week of Nov. 27-Dec. 3, averaged 27.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists in helping Milwaukee to a 3-1 record last week. He notched 36 points and seven rebounds in a 114-107 win at San Antonio on Dec. 26 and posted 28 points, eight rebounds and four assists in a 119-102 win over Washington on Dec. 30.

Howard, who also won the award last week, registered averages of 21.5 points, 10.8 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.3 blocks in helping Dallas, winners of 10 in a row, to a 4-0 week. He had 28 points, 17 rebounds, five assists and three blocks in Dallas’ 89-85 win at Denver on Dec. 31.

Here is a closer look at the week for Redd and Howard:

Michael Redd, Milwaukee Bucks

  • Dec. 26 at San Antonio: Posted 36 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two steals in 114-107 win over the Spurs.
  • Dec. 27 at Memphis: Tallied 20 points, five rebounds, four assists and one steal in 112-96 win over the Grizzlies.
  • Dec. 29 at Cleveland: Registered 24 points, two assists and one rebound in 109-99 loss to the Cavaliers.
  • Dec. 30 vs. Washington: Scored 28 points adding eight rebounds and four assists in 119-102 win over Wizards.

    Josh Howard, Dallas Mavericks

  • Dec. 26 vs. Charlotte: Registered 27 points, eight rebounds, three assists and one steal in 97-84 win over Bobcats.
  • Dec. 28 vs. Phoenix: Scored 16 points and added 12 rebounds, three steals, two assits and one block in 101-99 win over Suns.
  • Dec. 30 vs. New Orleans/Oklahoma City: Tallied 15 points, six rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block in 94-80 win over Hornets.
  • Dec. 31 at Denver: Had 28 points, 17 rebounds, five assists and three blocks in 89-85 win at Nuggets.

    Other nominees for Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Detroit’s Richard Hamilton, Houston’s Tracy McGrady, Milwaukee’s Andrew Bogut, Cleveland's LeBron James, Phoenix’s Steve Nash and Amaré Stoudemire, Sacramento’s Mike Bibby and Washington’s Gilbert Arenas.