Dwight Howard, Iverson Named Players of the Week
Posted Nov 19 2007 2:03PM
NEW YORK, Nov. 19 – The Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard and the Denver Nuggets’ Allen Iverson today were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Nov. 12 through Sunday, Nov. 18.
Howard’s 23.3 points and Eastern Conference-best 13.3 rebounds helped Orlando to a 4-0 week, including a 104-102 win over previously undefeated Boston on Sunday. Howard scored a career-high tying 35 points on Nov. 14 at Cleveland and became the youngest player (21 years, 343 days) in NBA history to amass 3,000 career rebounds on Nov. 16 at New Jersey.
Iverson helped Denver to a 3-0 week by leading the Western Conference in scoring at 26.7 points per game. He tallied 37 points, eight assists, three rebounds and two steals in a 122-100 win over Cleveland on Nov. 12 and registered 20 points, seven assists and two rebounds in 110-93 win over Portland on Nov. 14.
Here is a closer look at the week for Howard and Iverson:
Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic
Allen Iverson, Denver Nuggets
Other nominees for Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Cleveland’s LeBron James, Dallas’ Josh Howard, Denver’s Carmelo Anthony, Milwaukee’s Andrew Bogut, New Orleans’ Chris Paul and