Philadelphia 76ers guard Allen Iverson and Utah Jazz forward Carlos Boozer
were named the NBA's top players for the week ending November 5.
Philadelphia 76ers guard Allen
Iverson (L) drives the basketball past Miami Heat guard Dorell Wright
during fourth quarter NBA action in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November
Iverson captured the Eastern Conference honor after averaging a league-best
34.0 points on 49.3 percent shooting with 9.7 assists and 3.7 rebounds per game,
as Philly opened its season at 3-0.
Iverson has registered 30-plus points in six consecutive games dating back to
last season, and has netted 30-plus in his last three season openers. That ties
Michael Jordan's streak from the 1995-96 through 1997-98 seasons.
Boozer helped the Jazz to a 3-0 record after averaging 20.7 points on 50
percent shooting with a league-leading 15.0 rebounds to garner the Western
Boozer posted double-doubles in all three games, while also leading Utah in
scoring (20.7). He led the Jazz back from a 15-point deficit in the second half
against the Suns for the first Utah win in Phoenix since the 2003-04 season.