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Minimal
01-10-2011, 04:29 PM
NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2011 -- The Miami Heat's LeBron James and the Memphis Grizzlies' Zach Randolph today were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Jan. 3, through Jan. 9.

James paced the league in scoring (33.3 ppg) to go along with 9.5 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 2.25 steals, leading Miami to a 4-0 week. He scored at least 25 points in all four games, including a 44-point, 13-rebound effort to close the week during a 107-100 win over the Trail Blazers. James recorded a season-high six steals during a 101-95 win on Jan. 7 at Milwaukee.

Randolph placed fourth in the Western Conference in both scoring (28.0 ppg) and rebounding (14.3 rpg) for the week, as the Grizzlies posted a 2-1 mark. Randolph posted point-rebound double-doubles in all three contests, including a 31-point, 16-rebound effort during a 110-105 win over Oklahoma City on Jan. 4. Memphis is 8-5 this season when Randolph posts at least 20 points and 10 rebounds.

Here is a recap of the week for James and Randolph:

LeBron James, Miami Heat
Jan. 3 @ Charlotte: Posted 38 points, nine rebounds and five assists in a 96-82 win over the Bobcats.
Jan. 4 vs. Milwaukee: Scored 25 points to go along with six rebounds and nine assists in a 101-89 win over the Bucks.
Jan. 7 @ Milwaukee: Tallied 26 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and six steals in a 101-95 win over the Bucks.
Jan. 9 @ Portland: Tallied 44 points, 13 rebounds and six assists in a 107-100 win over the Trail Blazers.

Zach Randolph, Memphis Grizzlies
Jan. 4 vs. Oklahoma City: Recorded 31 points and 16 rebounds during a 110-105 win over the Thunder.
Jan. 7 vs. Utah: Poured in 26 points and 11 rebounds in a 110-99 victory over the Jazz.
Jan. 8 @ Oklahoma City: Netted 27 points and added 16 rebounds and two blocks during a 109-100 loss to the Thunder.

Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Atlanta's Jamal Crawford and Joe Johnson, Boston's Ray Allen, Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin, Miami's Dwyane Wade, New York's Raymond Felton, Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant, Orlando's Hedo Turkoglu and Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge.

Congrats to King Clutch and Z-Bo.

Corey
01-10-2011, 04:39 PM
Both are deserved, big time. I thought Rose might get the East because of his huge (awesome) game against the C's, but Lebron's numbers are ridiculous.

Randolph is a beast.

greek miami hea
01-10-2011, 06:44 PM
congrats lebrooooooooooon!

mzgrizz
01-10-2011, 06:45 PM
Way to go ZBo !!!!!! He is playing great ball and this fan APPRECIATES it !!

daleja424
01-10-2011, 07:32 PM
4 out of the last 5 weeks it has been a member of the HEAT.

xbrackattackx
01-10-2011, 08:52 PM
ZBO! I wanna see him and Gasol go to Orlando!

Congrats to both!

HoopsDrive
01-10-2011, 08:53 PM
^^It's not that hard when you got 2 of the top 5 players in the world in the same team...

J_M_B
01-10-2011, 08:58 PM
Congrats to both of them..

LeBron put up an incredible stat line and Zach had a monster week, both well deserving.

heattiltheend94
01-10-2011, 09:27 PM
Congrats to both. Zach Randolph has been one of the most underrated players in the league. Lucky for me, I have him in two of my 3 Fantasy basketball leagues

thekmp211
01-10-2011, 09:44 PM
i love zbo but i'll always love this more

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rh2fn01cngg

Sixerlover
01-10-2011, 09:51 PM
Sidekick? lol