Carmelo Anthony Named Eastern Conference Player Of The Week

NEW YORK -- The New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony and the Houston Rockets' James Harden today were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, March 3, through Sunday, March 9.

Anthony led the Knicks to a 3-1 week behind averages of 29.0 points (third in the conference), 5.3 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 2.75 steals (fifth in the conference). Anthony also averaged the fourth-most minutes in the East, at 38.7 mpg. He connected on three-or-more three-point field goals in all four contests, and tallied three steals in three-of-four games. Anthony tallied 33 points and added five rebounds, five assists and three steals during the Knicks' 118-106 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on March 5.

March 5 @ Minnesota: Tallied 33 points, five rebounds, five assists and three steals in a 118-106 win over the Timberwolves.

March 7 vs. Utah: Recorded 29 points, eight assists and four rebounds during a 108-81 win over the Jazz.

March 8 @ Cleveland: Scored 26 points and added seven rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks in a 107-97 win over the Cavaliers.