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LeBron, Dragic named players of the week

Apr 9, 2012, 5:22 PM EDT

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NEW YORK — The Miami Heat’s LeBron James and the Houston Rockets’ Goran Dragic today were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, April 2, through Sunday, April 8.

James led the Heat to a 3-1 week with averages of 30.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 2.3 steals. James led Miami in scoring and minutes in all four games, and steals and assists three times each. James tallied a season-high 41 points during a 99-93 win over Philadelphia on April 3.

Dragic helped the Rockets to a 3-0 week with averages of 20.7 points, 8.3 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 2.7 steals. Dragic, who has reached double figures in scoring in a career-high 18 consecutive games, posted 21 points and tied a career high with four steals during a 99-93 win over the Bulls on April 2.

LeBron’s big week helped him snap out of a quasi-slump: Before the April 3rd game against Philadelphia, LeBron had not scored 30 or more points in 9 straight games, and the Heat were 6-3 in those games. The Heat are currently trailing the Bulls by 2 games for the top spot in the Eastern Conference.

Dragic’s big week helped Houston stay in the playoff mix: the Rockets currently have the 6th seed in the Western Conference, and would face the Lakers in a 1st-round series if the playoffs started today.

  1. danielcp0303 - Apr 9, 2012 at 5:50 PM

    Couldn’t you at least have Dragic in a Rockets uniform?

  2. John Krolik - Apr 9, 2012 at 5:52 PM

    Epic fail on my part, obviously. Post and picture are fixed now. My sincere apologies.

    • 808raiderinparadise - Apr 9, 2012 at 6:20 PM

      At least it wasn’t LeBron in a Cavs uniform.

    • danielcp0303 - Apr 9, 2012 at 7:08 PM

      Nah, it’s cool. Thanks for changing it

  3. moseskkim - Apr 9, 2012 at 6:46 PM

    Dragic!! My boy! He’s showing what a good player he can be. Showed a flash of that against the spurs in the playoffs but man what a talent! Great lefty drive. And what a help he’s been for my fantasy squad :) awesome to see Dragic getting recognition nba-wide.

  4. thebigkahuna23 - Apr 9, 2012 at 6:48 PM

    I am the farthest thing from a LeBron fan. That said if going 6-3 and not scoring above 30 in one of those games is a slump, a whole lot of guys are slumping right now.

  5. BigBeachBall - Apr 9, 2012 at 11:31 PM

    Dragic is scrappy…. somehow he gets it done… even if it isn’t pretty….

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