clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

T-Mobile Player of the Week: Dwight Howard

New, comments

This post is sponsored by T-Mobile.

The Orlando Magic improved to 47-21 last week after going 3-1, due in large part to Dwight Howard's stellar play at both ends of the floor. He's our T-Mobile Player of the Week yet again.

Dwight
Howard
Pts Rebs Ast Stl Blk
22.3 13.0 2.8 0.5 2.0
FG% 3FG% FT%
80.0 0.0 58.6
eFG% TS%
80.0 77.0

Howard led the Magic in scoring and rebounding three times and shot an incredible 80% from the field. His averages would have improved were it not for the Magic's blowout win over the Chicago Bulls on Thursday night, in which his services were required for just 20 minutes.

Howard's excellent week overshadowed another strong performance from Vince Carter, who provided efficient offense (19.3 points, 65.6% True Shooting, just 2 turnovers in 131 minutes) from the perimeter when the Magic needed it, with Rashard Lewis struggling to get involved and Jameer Nelson becoming more of a distributor.

Finally, he surpassed Tracy McGrady for 2nd place on the Magic's all-time scoring list yesterday in defeat. He can realistically overtake Nick Anderson for the top spot two seasons from now, provided he averages 20 points per game and does not miss many games.