Cavs' James claims East award for 57th time
LeBron James has been named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the fourth time this season, the league announced Monday.
This marks the 57th time the Cavaliers star has won the award -- an NBA record for either conference.
In four games this past week, James led the Cavs to a 3-1 record by averaging 25.5 points on 58 percent shooting, including a sizzling 60 percent (9-of-15) on 3-pointers. He also collected 11.3 assists, 5.8 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 1.3 blocks per game in that stretch.
Among Eastern Conference leaders, LeBron ranked first in total assists (45), second in assists per game (11.3), third in total points (102), tied for sixth in plus/minus (+30), seventh in points per game (25.5), 10th in three-point percentage (.600) and 13th in field goal percentage (.580).
James also was the only player in the NBA with averages of at least 25.0 points and 10.0 assists this past week, and scored at least 25 points and shot better than 56 percent from the field in three of the four games, including 67 percent or better on two occasions.
Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin was named Player of the Week in the West.