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

  • March 5 vs. Houston: Registered a double-double with 32 points and 12 rebounds along with eight assists in 91-85 win over the Rockets.
  • March 7 at Detroit: Tallied season-best 41 points to go with eight assists and seven rebounds in a 101-97 overtime win over the Pistons.
  • March 10 at Milwaukee: Posted 32 points, nine assists, eight rebounds and three steals in 94-92 win over the Bucks.
  • March 11 vs. Indiana: Notched 26 points, seven rebounds, six assists and three steals in a 99-88 win over the Pacers.

    Manu Ginobili, San Antonio Spurs

  • March 5 at L.A. Clippers: Scored 16 points along with eight rebounds and four assists in a 88-74 win over the Clippers.
  • March 6 at Portland: Posted 23 points, four rebounds and three assists in a 99-94 win over the Trail Blazers.
  • March 8 at Sacramento: Registered 26 points, five rebounds, four steals and three assists in a 100-93 win over the Kings.
  • March 10 vs. New Jersey: Tallied 12 points, four assists and three rebounds in a 93-77 win over the Nets.

    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.