Tuesday , Dec , 26 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Josh Howard, Mo Williams capture NBA weekly honors

New York, NY (Sports Network) – Dallas Mavericks forward Josh Howard and
Milwaukee Bucks guard Mo Williams were named the Western and Eastern
Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for the period ending December

It is the first such honor for Howard, a four-year veteran. Howard averaged a
team-high 22.7 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.0 blocks as
Dallas went 3-0 for the week. In his past seven games, Howard is a perfect 30-
for-30 from the charity stripe.

William also led his team to a 3-0 week, averaging 25.7 points, 8.7 rebounds,
and 6.7 assists along the way. He notched his first career triple-double, with
19 points, a career-high 11 rebounds, and 10 assists, in Wednesday’s 121-95
win over Miami. Williams is in the midst of a career year, as his averages of
17.3 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 6.4 assists are all career-highs for the
fourth-year player.

Other nominees for NBA players of the week were Cleveland’s LeBron James,
Golden State’s Baron Davis, Minnesota’s Kevin Garnett, New York’s Jamal
Crawford and David Lee, Phoenix’s Steve Nash, and Washington’s Gilbert Arenas.