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Upstaging a huge week for Orlando’s Dwight Howard was Kevin Martin of the Houston Rockets, who was sensational during the team’s undefeated week. The underrated shooting guard lit up the scoreboard to the tune of 27.3 points per game, also averaging 4.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists and two steals in a 4-0 week for the Rockets. With these numbers and the Rockets making a playoff push because of them, Kevin Martin is the Eastbay NBA Player of the Week.

Martin’s best performance came when Houston played their toughest opponent of the week: Chris Paul and the New Orleans Hornets. Lacing up his Jordan shoes, Martin dropped 33 points to help the Rockets overcome a 16-point second-half deficit. He also added five rebounds, four steals and knocked down key free throws down the stretch that sealed the game for Houston.

Kevin Martin is in the midst of what would be his fifth-straight 20-plus-point scoring season. Can his recent explosion help the Rockets land a spot in the playoffs?

NBA: Eastbay Player of the Week – Kevin Martin

Kevin Martin shoots a running jumper in the Air Jordan 2010 Team.