James, Faried named NBA Players of the Week

Miami Heat forward LeBron James and Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried were named NBA Players of the Week for games played Nov. 5 through Nov. 11.

James averaged 21.0 points on .569 shooting from the field and snatched a conference-best 11.0 rebounds and tallied 6.0 assists per game. James grabbed his 5,000th career rebound on Nov. 9 during Miami's 95-89 win over Atlanta. James posted a double-double in all four of Miami's contests.

Faried posted 16.8 points on .563 shooting from the field to go alongside 12.8 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 1.0 steals. Faried had 18 points, 17 rebounds, three blocks and two steals in a 107-101 win at Golden State to close the week.

Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were New York's Carmelo Anthony, Memphis' Zach Randolph, Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka, Philadelphia's Jrue Holiday and Charlotte's Kemba Walker.