LeBron highlights NBA Players of the Week
New York, NY (Sports Network) – Cleveland Cavaliers guard LeBron James and
Dallas Mavericks guard Jason Terry were named NBA Eastern and Western
Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, January
17 through Sunday, January 23.
Sporting a protective mask for his fractured cheekbone, James led the Cavs to
a 2-1 record last week. He averaged 24.7 points, 10.3 rebounds and 8.7 assists
per contest. The second-year phenom became the youngest player in NBA history
to post a triple-double when he notched 27 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists
versus Portland on January 19.
Three days later, James registered another triple-double with 28 points, 12
rebounds and 10 assists in a triumph over Golden State.
Terry, meanwhile, helped the Mavs to a perfect 4-0 record last week. The
speedy guard averaged 18.3 points, 6.0 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 2.0 steals in
wins over Washington, the Clippers, Charlotte and Denver. Versus the Wizards
on January 18, Terry had 26 points, seven assists and four boards in a 137-120
He also had just five turnovers in 156 minutes played.
Other nominees for Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were
Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki, Golden State’s Jason Richardson, Indiana’s Jamaal
Tinsley, Minnesota’s Wally Szczerbiak, Vince Carter of the Nets, Dan Dickau of
New Orleans, Orlando’s Steve Francis, Philadelphia’s Allen Iverson, Portland’s
Damon Stoudamire, Manu Ginobili of the Spurs, Toronto’s Jalen Rose and Gilbert
Arenas and Antawn Jamison of the Wizards.