Tuesday , Jan , 18 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Hughes, McGrady tabbed NBA Players of the Week

New York, NY (Sports Network) – Washington guard Larry Hughes and Houston
guard Tracy McGrady were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players
of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, January 10 through
Sunday, January 16.

Hughes led the Wizards to a 3-0 mark last week, as he averaged 23.7 points,
7.0 rebounds, 6.7 assists and 3.67 steals per contest. On January 12 versus
Portland, Hughes scored 20 points in the second half of a 104-100 win.
The Wizards also defeated Milwaukee and Phoenix last week.

Unfortunately, Hughes suffered a fractured thumb during the contest against
the Suns on Saturday and is expected to be sidelined four-to-six weeks.

McGrady helped the Rockets to an identical 3-0 record last week, averaging
25.3 points and 7.3 assists per game. McGrady tied a season-high with 11
assists and buried six three-pointers in a January 12 victory over Dallas. The
Rockets also defeated New Jersey and San Antonio last week.

Other nominees for Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were
Chicago’s Kirk Hinrich, Cleveland’s LeBron James, Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki,
Detroit’s Richard Hamilton, Indiana’s Jermaine O’Neal, the Clippers’
Corey Maggette, Portland’s Damon Stoudemire, Seattle’s Ray Allen and Toronto’s
Morris Peterson.