Dwight Howard Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week
The Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, Nov. 22, through Sunday, Nov. 28. It marks the 13th time of his career and the second time this season that Howard has earned the league’s top weekly honor. After a big 3-1 week for the Orlando Magic, including a win over the Miami Heat, the team’s best player was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week. Dwight has been on a whole new level this year and it’s good to see the NBA recognize his efforts.
With double-doubles in all four games, Howard led Orlando to a 3-1 record, averaging 26.3 ppg. and 14.5 rpg. on .632 shooting. Howard hit the game-winning shot at Washington on Saturday with four seconds left to propel Orlando to its third consecutive win. Howard had a season-high 32 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks in the victory, while he also recorded a season-high 18 rebounds in both the San Antonio and Miami games.
Here is a recap of the week for Howard:
Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic
Nov. 22 @ San Antonio: Had 26 points, 18 rebounds, three steals and two blocks in a 106-97 loss to the Spurs
Nov. 24 vs. Miami: Posted 24 points and 18 rebounds in a 104-95 win over the Heat
Nov. 26 vs. Cleveland: Netted 23 points to go along with 11 rebounds, two blocks and two steals in a 111-100 win versus the Cavaliers.
Nov. 27 @ Washington: Rounded out the week with his fourth double-double, tallying 32 points and 11 rebounds in a 100-99 victory over the Wizards.
Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki took home the weekly award for the Western Conference.
Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Boston’s Shaquille O’Neal, Charlotte’s D.J. Augustin, Chicago’s Derrick Rose, Indiana’s Danny Granger, Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin, New York’s Raymond Felton and Amar’e Stoudemire, Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook, San Antonio’s Manu Ginobili and Utah’s Deron Williams.
The Magic face off on Tuesday night at home against the Detroit Pistons. Tickets are still available and can be compared and purchased here.