The Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard and Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant today were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, March 21, through Sunday, March 27.
Here is a recap of the week for Bryant:
Bryant paced the league in scoring, averaging 36.3 points, in leading the Lakers to a 3-0 week. In the process, Los Angeles extended its winning streak to seven games. On March 22, Bryant scored a season-high 42 points to go along with 12 rebounds and nine assists in a triple overtime victory over the Suns. It was the 107th 40-point game of his career.
Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
March 22 vs. Phoenix: Tallied 42 points to go along with 12 rebounds and nine assists in a 139-137 win over the Suns
March 25 vs. L.A. Clippers: Scored 37 points to go along with six assists and four rebounds in a 112-104 win over the Clippers.
March 27 @ New Orleans: Recorded 30 points, five assists, three rebounds and two steals in a 102-84 victory over the Hornets.
Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Memphis’ Tony Allen and Zach Randolph, Miami’s Chris Bosh, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook and Sacramento’s Marcus Thornton.