L. James, Ginobili Named NBA Players of the Week
Posted Mar 12 2007 2:19PM
NEW YORK, March 12, 2007 – The Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James and the San Antonio Spurs’ Manu Ginobili today were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, March 5 through Sunday, March 11.
James averaged an NBA-high 32.8 points in helping guide Cleveland to a 4-0 record. He netted a double-double with 32 points and 12 rebounds in a 91-85 win over Houston on March 5 and scored a season-high 41 points, including 11 in the fourth quarter, in a 101-97 overtime win at Detroit on March 7.
Ginobili, who has come off the bench in each game during the Spurs’ current 12-game winning streak, averaged 20.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.3 steals in helping San Antonio to a 4-0 week. He tallied 23 points, four rebounds and thee assists in a 99-94 win at Portland on March 6 and scored 26 points to go with five rebounds, four steals and three assists in a 100-93 win at Sacramento on March 8.
Here is a closer look at the week for James and Ginobili:
LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
Manu Ginobili, San Antonio Spurs
Other nominees for Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Atlanta’s Josh Smith, Detroit’s Chris Webber, Houston’s Tracy McGrady, Miami’s Eddie Jones and Shaquille O’Neal, Philadelphia’s Andre Iguodala and Utah’s Deron Williams.