Howard, Anthony capture NBA weekly honors
New York, NY (Sports Network) – Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic and
Carmelo Anthony of the Denver Nuggets were selected as the NBA’s top players
for the week ending November 26.
Howard earned the Eastern Conference award after averaging 18.5 points and a
league-best 14.3 rebounds per game in leading the Magic to three wins in four
games. He shot 53.1 percent from the field and posted double-doubles in four
contests last week.
Anthony averaged 31.3 points, 5.3 assists and 4.8 rebounds per game to capture
the Western Conference honor. He scored 30-plus points in three of Denver’s
four wins and has now scored at least 30 points in nine of 12 games this
Other nominees for the award included Cleveland’s Drew Gooden and LeBron
James, Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki, Detroit’s Chauncey Billups and Tayshaun Prince,
Indiana’s Jermaine O’Neal, Milwaukee’s Andrew Bogut, Minnesota’s Kevin
Garnett, Sacramento’s Kevin Martin and Toronto’s T.J. Ford.