Dwight Howard, Stephen Jackson Win Weekly Honors
Posted Dec 3 2007 3:04PM
NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2007 – The Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard and the Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Jackson today were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Nov. 26 through Sunday, Dec. 2.
Howard led the Magic to a 3-1 week, averaging 23.8 points and 15.3 rebounds in 38.8 minutes. On Nov. 28 at Seattle, Howard tallied a career-high 39 points, to go along with 16 rebounds and five blocks. Howard recorded his eighth career 20-point/20-rebound game on Nov. 30 at Phoenix scoring 30 points and grabbing 23 rebounds. This is Howard’s second Player of the Week nod this season.
Jackson led the Warriors to a 4-0 week averaging 23.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.8 steals in 41.5 minutes. The Warriors are 8-1 in the nine games since Jackson’s return to the team, after going 1-6 without him. On the defensive end, at Houston on Nov. 29, Jackson helped limit Tracy McGrady to 11 points (15 points under his average entering that game) and helped hold Kevin Durant to six points (14.4 points under his average entering that game) at Seattle on Dec. 2.
Here is a closer look at the week for Howard and Jackson:
Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic
Stephen Jackson, Golden State Warriors
Other nominees for Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Detroit’s Chauncey Billups, Indiana’s Jamaal Tinsley, the Los Angeles Clippers’ Chris Kaman, New Orleans’ Chris Paul and Utah’s Deron Williams.