New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony
and Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins have been named the NBA Eastern
and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for the period
ending Jan. 12.
Anthony led the Knicks to wins over Detroit, Miami, and Philadelphia during
the span. He ranked second in the conference in scoring (27 ppg) and steals
(2.33 spg) and third in minutes (39.2 mpg).
Anthony's noteworthy performance came Jan. 9 in a 102-92 win over the
defending champion Miami Heat when the sharpshooter converted 12-of-24 field
goal attempts en route to 29 points to go along with eight rebounds and five
Cousins was an integral part in the Kings' 3-0 week, posting a point-rebound
double-double in each contest. He ranked seventh in the conference in points
(25.0 ppg), second in rebounding (12.7 rpg) and eighth in minutes (37.2 mpg).
Cousins spearheaded a 123-119 win Jan. 7 over the Portland Trail Blazers with
35 points and 13 rebounds.
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