Yao named as NBA Western Conference Player of the Week

Updated: 2007-04-03 09:05

Rockets center Yao Ming was named the Western Conference player of the week after averaging 30 points, 12.5 rebounds and 2.25 blocks.

The Rockets went 3-1 for the week, beating the Bucks, Clippers and Lakers before Sunday's loss to the Jazz.

In the last three games, he made 30 of 56 shots, averaging 32.7 points.

Since Yao came back from his fractured leg, the Rockets have gone 11-4.

Toronto forward Chris Bosh was the Eastern Conference player of the week, averaging 22.3 points and 14.8 rebounds.

Like the Rockets, the Raptors went 3-1 and clinched a playoff berth during the week.

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