Yao Ming of the Houston Rockets and Joe Johnson of the Atlanta
Hawks were named the best NBA players for the week ending Nov.
Yao, the 2.26m Chinese center, averaged 29 points shooting at
55.7 percent and collecting 11.3 rebounds a game to lead the
Rockets to four consecutive victories for the Western Conference
He also recorded two double-doubles and was the Rockets’ leading
scorer in three of their four games.
Johnson, who ended the week as the league's fifth leading scorer
with 28.8 points a game, took the Eastern Conference honor after
averaging 29 points and 8.7 rebounds in three games for the
The forward has also become the first player in Atlanta's
history to score at least 25 points in six straight games to open a
season. His performances have helped the Hawks go 4-2 so far, their
best start since 1998.
(Xinhua News Agency November 14, 2006)