Nov 30, 2012; New York, NY, USA; Washington Wizards small forward Trevor Ariza (1) fouls New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) during the third quarter at Madison Square Garden. Knicks won 108-87. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Carmelo Anthony Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week

If Carmelo Anthony keeps this up, he could have some awards coming his way at the end of the season.

Dec 2, 2012; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) drives around Phoenix Suns shooting guard P.J. Tucker (17) during the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden. Knicks won 106-99. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

He got a bit of recognition for a big week last week.

Monday, the NBA announced ‘Melo as the Eastern Conference Player of the Week. Kevin Durant won the honor in the Western Conference.

Anthony led the Knicks to a 3-1 record, averaging a league-best 29.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.3 blocks and scored more than 30 points twice in that span.

His best performance may have been in Sunday’s 106-99 home victory over Phoenix, in which Anthony scored a game-high 34 points, and added six rebounds, two assists, two blocks and a steal.

Tyson Chandler, who averaged 18.0 points on 81.8 percent shooting and 10.3 rebounds in those four games, was also a nominee for the award.

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