New York, NY – Miami Heat forward LeBron James and Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson were named NBA Players of the Week for games played April 16 through April 22.
James helped Miami go 4-1 last week, turning in averages of 31.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists. He scored the Heat's final 17 points in their 101-98 comeback win over New Jersey, tying a franchise record.
Jefferson aided in Utah's perfect 3-0 week as the Jazz compete for a playoff spot. He averaged 20.0 points and a league-best 15.3 boards per contest. Jefferson recorded three double-doubles during the week and tied a career-high with 26 rebounds in Utah's triple-overtime win over Dallas on April 16.
Other nominees for the conference honors were Denver's Ty Lawson, L.A. Clippers' Chris Paul, New York's Carmelo Anthony, San Antonio's Manu Ginobili, and Washington's Kevin Seraphin and John Wall.