Orlando's Dwight Howard Named NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week | Magic Basketball

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Nov 08

Orlando’s Dwight Howard Named NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week

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Via the Orlando Magic:

The Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, Nov. 1, through Sunday, Nov. 7. It marks the 12th time that Howard has earned the league’s top weekly honor.

Howard’s Magic finished the week 3-0 and had an average margin of victory of 16.7 ppg. over Minnesota, New Jersey and Charlotte. Howard averaged 23.3 points, 13.4 rebounds and tallied 11 blocks on the week. On Tuesday versus the Timberwolves, Howard set a Magic franchise record for most blocked shots in a quarter with six, breaking his previous record of five in a quarter, while his eight blocks in the game stands as a season-high for the NBA this year. Howard also led the NBA in rebounds per game during the week, ranked second in the league in blocks per game and was third in the Eastern Conference in points per game.

Here is a recap of the week for Howard:

Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic
Nov. 3 vs. Minnesota: Posted 18 points, 16 rebounds and eight blocks in a 128-86 win over the Timberwolves.
Nov. 5 vs. New Jersey: Tallied 30 points and 16 rebounds in a 105-90 win over the Nets.
Nov. 6 @ Charlotte: Scored 22 points and added eight rebounds in a 91-88 win over the Bobcats.

New Orleans’ Chris Paul took home the weekly award for the Western Conference.