Howard, Anthony named Players of the Week

By Official Release
Posted Nov 2 2009 4:34PM

NEW YORK, Nov. 2, 2009 -- The Orlando Magic's Dwight Howard and the Denver Nuggets' Carmelo Anthony today were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Tuesday, Oct. 27, through Sunday, Nov. 1.

Howard led the Magic to a 3-0 week, including two road wins, averaging 21.7 points, 16.0 rebounds and 2.3 blocks. The 6-11 center posted point-rebound double-doubles in all three of Orlando's games, including a 20-point, 22-rebound performance on Oct. 30 at New Jersey. Behind the league's leading rebounder, the Magic is off to a 3-0 start for the first time since 1993-94.

Anthony led the Nuggets to a 3-0 week, averaging a league-best 37.7 points on .536 shooting from the field and .429 shooting from distance, to go along with 7.0 rebounds and 4.3 assists. Anthony opened the season with a 30-point effort in a home win over Utah, and followed it up with back-to-back 40-point efforts in wins over the Trail Blazers and Grizzlies.

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

Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic
• Oct. 28 vs. Philadelphia: Recorded 21 points, 15 rebounds and two blocks in a 120-106 win over the 76ers.
• Oct. 30 @ New Jersey: Tallied 20 points, 22 rebounds and four blocks in a 95-85 win over the Nets.
• Nov. 1 @ Toronto: Scored 24 points to go along with 11 rebounds in a 125-116 win over the Raptors.

Carmelo Anthony, Denver Nuggets
• Oct. 28 vs. Utah: Tallied 30 points, eight rebounds and five assists in a 114-105 win over the Jazz.
• Oct. 29 @ Portland: Posted 41 points, six rebounds and three assists in a 97-94 Nuggets win over the Trail Blazers.
• Nov. 1 vs. Memphis: Scored 42 points to go along with seven rebounds and five assists in a 133-123 win over the Grizzlies.

Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Boston's Paul Pierce, Cleveland's LeBron James, Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki, Houston's Trevor Ariza, Miami's Jermaine O'Neal and Dwyane Wade, Phoenix's Steve Nash, Portland's Brandon Roy and Toronto's Chris Bosh.


photoKnicks vs. Bobcats: First half
David Lee and the Knicks lead the Bobcats 47-46 at halftime.
photoNets vs. Cavaliers: First half
LeBron James and the Cavaliers hold a 52-45 halftime lead over the Nets.
photoHammer Time
Miami's Dwyane Wade curls around the screen and finds room for the two-handed jam.
photoDouble Block
Chicago's Joakim Noah gets the better of Pau Gasol not once, but twice.
photoShaq to LeBron
Shaquille O'Neal finds LeBron James with the sweet pass around two defenders.
photoSteal and Slam
Charlotte's Gerald Wallace grabs the errant pass and runs the other way for the dunk.
photoThe Beat: Chris Ballard
Marc talks with Chris Ballard about Kobe Bryant's "killer instinct." He believes LeBron James should stay in Cleveland and start a dynasty.
photoThe Beat: Lang Whitaker
Marc talks with Lang Whitaker of Slam Magazine, who shows NBA TV viewers Amar'e Stoudemire's All-Star promotion video featuring David Spade.
photoFeeding the Hungry
The Wizards and Raptors took part in a huge event to hand out gifts, clothes, and food to the D.C. community.
photoThe Jump: Craig Sager
Craig Sager joins the Jump to discuss his favorite basketball city and some of his favorite stories from the road.

Copyright © NBA Media Ventures, LLC. All rights reserved. No portion of may be duplicated, redistributed or manipulated in any form. By accessing any information beyond this page, you agree to abide by the Privacy Policy / Your California Privacy Rights and Terms of Use. is part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Digital Network