James, Nowitzki capture NBA weekly honors
New York, NY (Sports Network) – Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James and
Dallas Mavericks sharpshooter Dirk Nowitzki were selected as the NBA’s top
players for the week ending November 19.
James earned the Eastern Conference award after averaging 29.5 points, 5.8
assists and 6.3 rebounds to help the Cavaliers win three of their four games
last week. He shot 51.3 percent from the field and led or tied for the team
lead in scoring during all four games.
The highlight of James’ week came on November 17 when he notched 37 points,
nine rebounds and six assists in a 92-76 victory over Minnesota.
Nowitzki averaged 27 points and 11 rebounds to capture the Western Conference
honor. He registered a double-double in all three games to help the Mavericks
to a 3-0 record.
Other nominees for the award included Denver’s Carmelo Anthony, Detroit’s
Richard Hamilton, Peja Stojakovic of New Orleans/Oklahoma City, Orlando’s
Dwight Howard, Portland’s Zach Randolph and Utah’s Carlos Boozer and Deron