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Each week, EA SPORTS will highlight the NBA’s top performers, determined by their stats and performances in the week prior, as well as NBA Legends and Alumni and other items available in LIVE Ultimate Team.
WEEK OF APRIL 9
OMER ASIK, HOUSTON ROCKETS C
This week's Spotlight players have saved their best performances for late in the season. It's been a tumultuous season for Asik in Houston, but the big man has stepped it up in Dwight Howard's absence. Asik has averaged more than 10 rebounds per game in six starts, including a pair of 23-rebound performances against the Nets and Nuggets. After being involved in trade talks for much of the season, Asik could be a major factor for the Rockets come playoff time.
J.R. SMITH, NEW YORK KNICKS G
With Carmelo Anthony sidelined by a shoulder injury, J.R. Smith has taken control of the Knicks offense, scoring 32 points in consecutive games against the Wizards and Heat. In Sunday's loss to Miami, Smith attempted an NBA record 22 three-pointers (hitting a franchise record 10). The Knicks currently sit 1.5 games back of the Hawks for the Eastern Conference's eight and final playoff spot, so Smith may need to keep firing if the Knicks want to reach the postseason.
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