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-Kobe24-TJ19-
03-28-2011, 04:07 PM
NEW YORK, March 28, 2011 The Orlando Magic's Dwight Howard and Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant today were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, March 21, through Sunday, March 27.

Howard led the Magic to a 3-0 week, ranking first in the NBA in rebounds (14.3 rpg) and field goal percentage (.711). He has led the team in scoring 50 times and in rebounding 65 times this season. Howard extended his franchise record double-double streak to 30 games with his 21-point, 14-rebound performance against New Jersey. He now has 60 double-doubles on the season, which ranks second in the NBA. This is Howard's sixth Player of the Week award this season.

Bryant paced the league in scoring, averaging 36.3 points, in leading the Lakers to a 3-0 week. In the process, Los Angeles extended its winning streak to seven games. On March 22, Bryant scored a season-high 42 points to go along with 12 rebounds and nine assists in a triple overtime victory over the Suns. It was the 107th 40-point game of his career.
Here is a recap of the week for Howard and Bryant:

Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic
March 21 @ Cleveland: Scored 28 points to go along with 18 rebounds, four blocks, four steals and four steals in a 97-86 win over the Cavaliers
March 23 @ New York: Recorded 33 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks in a 111-99 win over the Knicks.
March 25 vs. New Jersey: Posted 21 points, 14 rebounds, three blocks and two steals in a 99-85 win over the Nets.

Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
March 22 vs. Phoenix: Tallied 42 points to go along with 12 rebounds and nine assists in a 139-137 win over the Suns
March 25 vs. L.A. Clippers: Scored 37 points to go along with six assists and four rebounds in a 112-104 win over the Clippers.
March 27 @ New Orleans: Recorded 30 points, five assists, three rebounds and two steals in a 102-84 victory over the Hornets.

Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Memphis' Tony Allen and Zach Randolph, Miami's Chris Bosh, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook and Sacramento's Marcus Thornton.

http://www.nba.com/lakers/news/110328kobebryantpow.html

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rabueed
03-28-2011, 04:10 PM
:clap: BOOYA!

lakers4sho
03-28-2011, 04:42 PM
Even though he hasn't been particularly efficiently, he's putting up points and leading us to wins. Not too shabby.

LA_Raiders
03-28-2011, 04:52 PM
MVP baby!!!

J4KOP99
03-28-2011, 04:55 PM
He has been putting up a lot of points... that's for sure.

silvTeg98
03-28-2011, 05:11 PM
good stuff :)

Purple&Gold24
03-28-2011, 06:41 PM
:win: mvp

championships
03-28-2011, 06:45 PM
I don't mean to sound like a dick or a downer but when I read this all I can think of is a big sarcastic WHOOPIE fricken Doo. Kobe is doing well of late but with the playoffs looming, is anyone surprised. A very minor compliment for Kobe picking up his game. "Player of the week"

Law25
03-28-2011, 07:02 PM
Kobe Bryant
36.3 pts
6.6 ast
6.3 rbs
1.6 stls

and three shots off shooting fifty percent for the week how again is that not efficient?

lakers4sho
03-28-2011, 07:56 PM
Kobe Bryant
36.3 pts
6.6 ast
6.3 rbs
1.6 stls

and three shots off shooting fifty percent for the week how again is that not efficient?

You're not looking at the right metrics.

Bruno
03-28-2011, 10:42 PM
He deserved it. Kobe has an argument for MVP if the Lakers steal the top spot, IMO.

New Power House
03-28-2011, 11:10 PM
Even though he hasn't been particularly efficiently, he's putting up points and leading us to wins. Not too shabby.

What is efficiency according to your standards? He has been playing hurt since the Dallas game! He still recovering from the knee operation and he has not been been particularly effective?:eyebrow: Every time he goes to the bench the team is trash! No one plays with more passion and dedication than him.

New Power House
03-28-2011, 11:13 PM
You're not looking at the right metrics.

:confused:

lakers4sho
03-28-2011, 11:28 PM
:confused:

He's making an assertion about efficiency using stats that do not say anything about it.

lakers4sho
03-28-2011, 11:30 PM
What is efficiency according to your standards? He has been playing hurt since the Dallas game! He still recovering from the knee operation and he has not been been particularly effective?:eyebrow: Every time he goes to the bench the team is trash! No one plays with more passion and dedication than him.

TS% and eFG% generally measure efficiency, injured or not. Check them out.

Avenged
03-29-2011, 12:28 AM
If the Lakers surpass the Spurs.. yes, I will say this guy deserves the MVP. If Rose is being credited for the Bulls success while discrediting his teammates, why not the same for Kobe?

lakers4sho
03-29-2011, 12:32 AM
If the Lakers surpass the Spurs.. yes, I will say this guy deserves the MVP. If Rose is being credited for the Bulls success while discrediting his teammates, why not the same for Kobe?

because Pau leads the team in Win Shares, duh :rolleyes:

Avenged
03-29-2011, 12:42 AM
because Pau leads the team in Win Shares, duh :rolleyes:

Hah! Kobe's PER is higher ;)

DODGERS&LAKERS
03-29-2011, 12:52 AM
Hah! Kobe's PER is higher ;)

But his defensive rating is worse!!! :p

Jewelz0376
03-29-2011, 01:18 AM
mvp mvp mvp!!