[ 2006-11-14 09:09 ]
|Miami Heat's Shaquille O'Neal fights for the ball with
Houston Rockets' Yao Ming in Miami, November 12, 2006.
Chinese 2.26m center Yao
captured the Western Conference honor after leading Houston to four
triumphs in six days, averaging 29 points on 55.7 percent shooting with
11.3 rebounds a game and 90.3
percent free-throw shooting.
Yao is averaging 27.3 points a game, 9.6 points above his career
average and level with Portlands Zach Randolph for eighth among the NBA's
Johnson, who took Eastern Conference honors, ranks fifth in the NBA
with 28.8 points a game and is the first player in Atlanta history to
score at least 25 points in the first six games of the season.
The Hawks are 4-2, their best start since 1998.