November 15, 2004
NEW YORK - The Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James
and the Seattle SuperSonics’ Ray Allen
were today named the Eastern Conference and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, November 8 through Sunday, November 14.
James led the Cavaliers to a perfect 3-0 week, averaging 29 points (second in the NBA) on .508 shooting, 9.7 rebounds, 4.7 assists, a league-high 3.33 steals and 2.3 blocks in wins over Atlanta, Phoenix and Washington.
James posted double-doubles while at Atlanta and versus Phoenix. He scored 17 of his season-high 38 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Cavaliers back from a 19-point deficit to defeat Phoenix in overtime.
Allen led the SuperSonics to a 4-0 week, averaging 28.3 points (third in the NBA) on .535 shooting (.560 from 3-point range), 5.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists in wins over Denver, Sacramento, Toronto and Memphis.
Currently ranked fifth in scoring (26.0 ppg) and fourth in three-point field goal percentage (.600), Allen scored a season-high 34 points in a dramatic come-from-behind 118-113 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies after trailing by 21 points in the third quarter.
Allen has been named Western Conference Player of the Week three times, most recently for the week of January 5-11.