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Raph12
11-30-2010, 05:18 AM
Howard, Nowitzki collect Player of the Week honors

NEW YORK -- The Orlando Magic's Dwight Howard and the Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki today were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Nov. 22, through Sunday, Nov. 28.

With double-doubles in all four games, Howard led Orlando to a 3-1 record. Howard averaged 26.3 points on .632 shooting and 14.5 rebounds. He hit the game-winning shot at Washington on Saturday with four seconds left to propel Orlando to its third consecutive win. Howard had 32 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks in the victory.

Nowitzki averaged 31.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists on the week. He shot .573 from the field and .533 from behind the arc. His 42-point, 12-rebound night led Dallas past Detroit on Tuesday. The Mavericks went on to win four games in five nights.

Here is a recap of the week for Howard and Nowitzki:

Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic
Nov. 22 @ San Antonio: Had 26 points, 18 rebounds, three steals and two blocks in a 106-97 loss to the Spurs.

Nov. 24 vs. Miami: Posted 24 points and 18 rebounds in a 104-95 win over the Heat.

Nov. 26 vs. Cleveland: Netted 23 points to go along with 11 rebounds, two blocks and two steals in a 111-100 win versus the Cavaliers.

Nov. 27 @ Washington: Rounded out the week with his fourth double-double, tallying 32 points and 11 rebounds in a 100-99 victory over the Wizards.

Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks
Nov. 23 vs. Detroit: Posted 42 points, 12 rebounds, two blocks and one assist during an 88-84 win over the Pistons.

Nov. 24 vs. Oklahoma City: Tallied 34, four rebounds and 4 assists in a 111-103 win over the Thunder.

Nov. 26 vs. San Antonio: Netted 26 points and added eight rebounds and five assists in a 103-94 win over the Spurs.

Nov. 27 Miami: Collected 22 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals in a 106-95 win over the Heat.

Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week: Boston's Shaquille O'Neal, Charlotte's D.J. Augustin, Chicago's Derrick Rose, Indiana's Danny Granger, Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin, New York's Raymond Felton and Amar'e Stoudemire, Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook, San Antonio's Manu Ginobili, Utah's Deron Williams

D12 and Dirk making their cases for MVP with strong showings last week...

JayW_1023
11-30-2010, 05:32 AM
Dirk was terrific, only he topped Manu this week in the West. Dirk is one of those guys who has been so good for so long that we continue to take it for granted.

Gotta love that signature catapult release. It's so slow, but being a seven footer, no one is blocking that.

Raph12
11-30-2010, 05:36 AM
Dirk was terrific, only he topped Manu this week in the West. Dirk is one of those guys who has been so good for so long that we continue to take it for granted.

Gotta love that signature catapult release. It's so slow, but being a seven footer, no one is blocking that.

Dwight's blocked it a couple of times lol... :p

JayW_1023
11-30-2010, 05:40 AM
Dwight is prolly the only guy who is able to.

Raph12
11-30-2010, 05:46 AM
Dwight is prolly the only guy who is able to.

True, he's 6'11 275 with a 40" vert, don't think too many guys can match that lol.

TheDiggler
11-30-2010, 07:47 AM
Dirk was terrific, only he topped Manu this week in the West. Dirk is one of those guys who has been so good for so long that we continue to take it for granted.

Gotta love that signature catapult release. It's so slow, but being a seven footer, no one is blocking that.

x2 :clap:

Minimal
11-30-2010, 08:13 AM
As I thought Dwight and Dirk.

Furymaker
11-30-2010, 08:51 AM
Westbrook did better than Dirk .
And I'm no Thunder fan .

MacFitz92
11-30-2010, 10:04 AM
Westbrook did better than Dirk .
And I'm no Thunder fan .

Russell Westbrook: 23.75pts 10.5asts 4.75 rebs (2-2)
Dirk Nowitzki: 31pts 3.5asts 7.5rebs (4-0)

Lol.

D Roses Bulls
11-30-2010, 11:16 AM
well deserved dwight, well deserved