James and Marion named NBA Players of the Week
New York, NY (Sports Network) – Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James and
Phoenix Suns forward Shawn Marion were named Eastern and Western Conference
Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, November 22
through Sunday, November 28.
James posted averages of 29.7 points, 6.7 assists, 6.3 rebounds and 2.33
steals last week, helping the Cavaliers to a 3-0 mark.
On November 24 versus Detroit, he poured in a career-high 43 points to go
along with six boards, five assists and three steals, as Cleveland defeated
the Pistons. Two days later, he collected 20 points, eight assists and six
rebounds in a win over Boston. James then contributed 26 points, seven boards
and seven assists in a victory over Chicago on Saturday.
Marion led the Suns to a 3-0 record last week, as he averaged 25.7 points and
14.3 rebounds per game.
He had 21 points and a season-high 16 boards in a victory over Chicago on
November 22 and then netted 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in a triumph
over Milwaukee two days later. Marion then completed his stellar week on
Friday with a 33-point, 15-board effort in a win over New Orleans.
Other nominees for Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were
Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki, Indiana’s Jamaal Tinsley, the Clippers’ Elton Brand,
Miami’s Shaquille O’Neal and Dwyane Wade, Minnesota’s Kevin Garnett, Orlando’s
Steve Francis, Philadelphia’s Allen Iverson, Portland’s Zach Randolph,
Seattle’s Rashard Lewis and Washington’s Larry Hughes and Antawn Jamison.