Carmelo named Player of the Week

Carmelo Anthony has been named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played between Jan. 6 to Jan. 12, the NBA announced Monday.

Anthony led the New York Knicks to a 3-0 record last week. He ranked second in the conference in scoring (27.0 ppg) and steals (2.33 spg), and third in minutes (39.2 mpg).

The highlight of Anthony's week came Thursday, when he connected on 12 of 24 field goal attempts en route to 29 points in a win over the Miami Heat. He added eight rebounds and five assists in the Knicks' 102-92 upset win.

Anthony beat out Brooklyn's Joe Johnson and Detroit's Josh Smith for the honor.

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