James, Bryant named Players of the Week

January 10th, 2012 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS  

New York, Jan 10 (IANS) LeBron James of Miami Heat in Eastern Conference and Kobe Bryant of Los Angeles Lakers in Western were named the Players for the Jan 2-Jan 8 week.

James helped the Heat to a 3-1 week, he was the leading scorer for Miami in all the three contests in which he appeared.

James averaged 31 points on .607 shooting from the field, to go along with 9.3 assists, 7.3 rebounds and 1.33 steals. James’ 33-points, 13-assist double-double keyed Miami’s largest win of the week, a 118-83 victory over Indiana on Jan 4, reports Xinhua.

Bryant guided the Lakers to a 3-1 week, including wins over Houston, Golden State and Memphis. Bryant’s 33 point average led the league, and he added 6.3 assists while playing a team-high 38 minutes.

Bryant, who eclipsed the 30-point plateau in three of the Lakers’ four games, tallied a season-high 39 points on 13-of-28 shooting during a 97-90 win over the Warriors on Jan 6.

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