Miami’s LeBron James and Houston’s Goran Dragic were named NBA Players of the Week on Monday.
James won for the Eastern Conference. He averaged 30.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 2.3 steals as Miami went 3-1. He led the Heat in minutes and scoring in all for games.
James scored a season-high 41 points – including 14 straight Miami points in the fourth quarter – in a 99-93 win over Philadelphia on Tuesday.
Dragic won for the Western Conference. He has been playing phenomenal basketball since taking over the starting point guard spot for the injured Kyle Lowry and last week was no exception, leading the Rockets to a 3-0 mark.
For the week, Dragic averaged 20.7 points, 8.3 assists and 2.7 steals. He had 26 points, 11 assists and three steals in Friday’s 111-107 win over the LA Lakers and 15 points and nine assists – despite Lowry’s return – in Sunday’s 104-87 win over Sacramento.
Other nominees 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.