Heat's Wade, Mavericks' Nowitzki named Players of the Week

By Official release
Posted Mar 8 2010 2:23PM

NEW YORK -- The Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade and the Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki today were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played March 1-7.

Miami posted a 3-0 week, which included wins over the Lakers and Hawks, behind Wade's league-leading 33.3 points and 12.0 assists. Wade collected a point-assist double-double in each Heat win and posted two 20-point, 10-assist, five-rebound games. Wade became the first Heat player with 4,000 career field goals made on March 4 in Miami's 114-111 victory over the Lakers.

The Mavericks enjoyed a 4-0 week behind Nowitzki, who ranked in the top 10 among Western Conference players in scoring (26.8 ppg -- 5th), rebounding (8.8 rpg -- 10th) and blocks (1.75 -- 5th). Nowitzki tallied 30-plus points for the 16th time this season on March 5 during a 108-100 win over the Kings. Since playing host to the 2010 NBA All-Star Game, Dallas owns a league-best 11-1 record.

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

Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat

March 2 vs. Golden State: Posted 35 points, 12 assists, six rebounds and four steals in a 110-106 win over the Warriors.

March 4 vs. L.A. Lakers: Tallied 27 points, 14 assists and five rebounds during a 114-111 victory over the Lakers.

March 6 vs. Atlanta: Totaled 38 points, 10 assists, four rebounds and two steals as Miami topped the Hawks 100-94.

Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks

March 1 @ Charlotte: Recorded 27 points and 13 rebounds in an 89-84 win over the Bobcats.

March 3 vs. Minnesota: Posted 22 points and added five rebounds in a 112-109 victory over the Timberwolves.

March 5 vs. Sacramento: Finished with 31 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks as Dallas topped the Kings 108-100.

March 6 @ Chicago: Totaled 27 points and five rebounds in a 122-116 win over the Bulls.

Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Boston's Rajon Rondo, Charlotte's Tyrus Thomas, Cleveland's LeBron James, Denver's Carmelo Anthony, Houston's Luis Scola, Milwaukee's Carlos Delfino, Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant, Orlando's Jameer Nelson and Phoenix's Amar'e Stoudemire


photoWade to the Hole
Dwyane Wade goes through the lane with a pretty behind-the-back move on his way to the cup.
photoTough Bucket
Carmelo Anthony gets this bucket to fall with double-pump jumper in the lane.
photoBulls vs. Sixers
Derrick Rose scores 23 points and dishes out five assists as the Bulls drop the 76ers in Philadelphia.
photoWarriors vs. Grizziles
Rudy Gay scores 25 points, Zach Randolph adds a double-double as the Grizzlies defeat the Warriors.
photoButler Slam
Caron Butler drives to the basket and finishes with an amazing slam.
photoPutback Jam
Johan Petro follows up Carmelo Anthony's missed layup with a putback dunk.
photoRaptors vs. Nets
Chris Bosh scores 36 points and grabs eight rebounds as the Raptors knock off the Nets in New Jersey.
photoBucks vs. Nuggets: First half
Chauncey Billups has 19 points, Carmelo Anthony is adding 14 as the Nuggets lead the Bucks by one at the half.
photoCeltics vs.Mavericks: First half
Paul Pierce scores 12 first-half points as the Celtics lead the Mavericks 48-47 at the break.
photoDrive and Foul
Jason Terry takes the pass, gets fouled and sinks the shot.

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