Howard, Anthony NBA weekly honors

Updated: 2006-11-28 09:02

Toronto Raptors' Anthony Parker (R) passes the basketball past Cleveland Cavaliers' Zydrunas Ilgauskas (L) and LeBron James during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Toronto, November 22, 2006. [Reuters]
Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic and Carmelo Anthony of the Denver Nuggets were selected as the NBA's top players for the week ending November 26.

Howard earned the Eastern Conference award after averaging 18.5 points and a league-best 14.3 rebounds per game in leading the Magic to three wins in four games. He shot 53.1 percent from the field and posted double-doubles in four contests last week.

Anthony averaged 31.3 points, 5.3 assists and 4.8 rebounds per game to capture the Western Conference honor. He scored 30-plus points in three of Denver's four wins and has now scored at least 30 points in nine of 12 games this season.

Other nominees for the award included Cleveland's Drew Gooden and LeBron James, Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki, Detroit's Chauncey Billups and Tayshaun Prince, Indiana's Jermaine O'Neal, Milwaukee's Andrew Bogut, Minnesota's Kevin Garnett, Sacramento's Kevin Martin and Toronto's T.J. Ford.

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