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
Nov. 26 @ Portland: Tallied nine points, 14 rebounds and three blocks in an 85-74 win over the Trail Blazers.
Nov. 28 @ Seattle: Poured in 39 points to go along with 16 rebounds and five blocks in a 110-94 win over the SuperSonics.
Nov. 30 @ Phoenix: Collected 30 points, 23 rebounds and two blocks in a 106-110 loss to the Suns.
Dec. 2 @ L.A. Lakers: Notched 17 points, eight rebounds and five blocks in a 104-97 win over the Lakers.

Stephen Jackson, Golden State Warriors
Nov. 26 vs. Phoenix: Posted 32 points and nine rebounds in a 129-114 win over the Suns.
Nov. 28 @ Sacramento: Tallied 21 points, four rebounds, four assists and five blocks in a 103-96 win over the Kings.
Nov. 29 vs. Houston: Registered 19 points, six rebounds, seven assists and two steals in a 113-94 win over the Rockets.
Dec. 2 @ Seattle: Collected 20 points, three rebounds, three assists and three steals in a 109-96 win over the SuperSonics.

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.