Friday , Dec , 01 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Howard, Yao get top honors for November

New York, NY (Sports Network) – Orlando Magic forward Dwight Howard and
center Yao Ming of the Houston Rockets were selected as the NBA’s top players
for November.

Howard won the Eastern Conference award, leading his club to a conference best
12-4 record while averaging 17.1 on .576 shooting and a league-high 13.6
rebounds per game.

Ming averaged 25.7 points and 10.1 rebounds while shooting .544 from the
floor. The Chinese star had a streak of 11 consecutive games of 20 points or
more and led his team in scoring on nine occasions. The Rockets were 8-1 in
games Ming paced them in scoring.