Anthony, the NBA's Western Conference player of the week, helped the Nuggets to a 2-1 week by scoring 33.7 points and getting 13.3 rebounds a game. He posted three consecutive double-doubles for the first time in his career and had at least 30 points and 12 rebounds in each game.
The Hawks went 3-0 on the week with Johnson, the Eastern Conference player of the week, chipping in 28 points, 7.3 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 1.7 steals a game.
Also considered for honors for play the week of Dec. 17-23 were: Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki; Detroit's Antonio McDyess; Golden State's Stephen Jackson; New Jersey's Richard Jefferson and Jason Kidd; New Orleans' Tyson Chandler; Philadelphia's Andre Miller; Portland's Brandon Roy; and Sacramento's Ron Artest.
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