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Odom and Yao Ming earn Player of the Week honors

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New York, NY (Sports Network) - of Miami and of Houston were named Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, March 1 through Sunday, March 7. Odom helped the to a 2-1 record last week by averaging 23.0 points, 13.3 rebounds and 7.7 assists per game.

He scored 23 points and grabbed 14 boards in a loss to Toronto on March 2 and then collected 16 points, nine assists and seven rebounds in a victory over Milwaukee two days later. Odom completed his solid week by pouring in a season-high 30 points, grabbing a career-high 19 boards and handing out a career-best 11 assists in a win over Sacramento on March 6.

Yao led the to a 2-1 mark last week, as he averaged a conference-best 29.7 points per contest.

He netted 33 points and pulled down eight rebounds in a loss to the on March 3 and then chipped in 27 points, six boards and four assists in a triumph over Minnesota two days later. Yao capped his stellar week with a 29- point, 10-rebound effort in a win versus Dallas on Sunday.

Other candidates for Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were 's , Detroit's , Indiana's , the ' , Minnesota's , New York's ,

Philadelphia's

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Phoenix's and Washington's .

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