Rockets' Dragic, Heat's James named Players of the Week
By Official Release
Posted Apr 9 2012 2:36PM
NEW YORK -- The Miami Heat's LeBron James and the Houston Rockets' Goran Dragic today were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, April 2, through Sunday, April 8.
James led the Heat to a 3-1 week with averages of 30.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 2.3 steals. James led Miami in scoring and minutes in all four games, and steals and assists three times each. James tallied a season-high 41 points during a 99-93 win over Philadelphia on April 3.
Dragic helped the Rockets to a 3-0 week with averages of 20.7 points, 8.3 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 2.7 steals. Dragic, who has reached double figures in scoring in a career-high 18 consecutive games, posted 21 points and tied a career high with four steals during a 99-93 win over the Bulls on April 2.
Here is a recap of the week for James and Dragic:
LeBron James, Miami Heat
April 3 vs. Philadelphia: Tallied 41 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals in a 99-93 win over the 76ers.
April 4 vs. Oklahoma City: Posted 34 points, 10 assists, seven rebounds and four steals in a 98-93 win over the Thunder.
April 8 vs. Detroit: Collected 26 points, four rebounds and two assists in a 98-75 win over the Pistons.
Goran Dragic, Houston Rockets
April 2 @ Chicago: Scored 21 points and added five assists and four steals in a 99-93 win over the Bulls.
April 6 @ L.A. Lakers: Scored 26 points and added 11 assists, four rebounds and three steals in a 112-107 win over the Lakers.
April 8 @ Sacramento: Posted 15 points, nine assists and four rebounds in a 104-87 win over the Kings.
Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Atlanta's Josh Smith, Memphis' O.J. Mayo, Milwaukee's Brandon Jennings, New York's Carmelo Anthony, San Antonio's Tony Parker and Utah's Al Jefferson.