LeBron James Named Eastern Conference Player of The Week
MIAMI, FL – The NBA announced today that Miami HEAT forward LeBron James was named the Eastern Conference Player of Week for games played Monday, November 5, through Sunday, November 11. This marks the 38th time James has earned Player of the Week accolades in his career, the most times a player has earned the honors in NBA history. It also marks the 40th time in franchise history a HEAT player has earned Player of the Week honors and the 12th time James has earned the honor as a member of the HEAT.
James led the HEAT to a 3-1 record, averaging 21.0 points, 11.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists while shooting 56.9 percent from the field. He posted a double-double in each contest while grabbing his 5,000th career rebound on November 9 vs. Atlanta. James has now scored at least 20 points in each of the first seven games of the season, tying his longest 20-point streak to start a season in his career (2004-05). Additionally, he has continued his streak of scoring in double-figures in a career-high 426 consecutive games, including 148 as a member of the HEAT, tying Dwyane Wade for the franchise record.
He started the week off scoring a game-high 23 points and grabbing a team-high 11 rebounds in a 124-99 win vs. Phoenix on November 5. He then posted 20 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists on 7-of-12 shooting from the field, including 2-of-3 from three-point range and a perfect 4-of-4 from the foul line in a 30-point, 103-73, victory vs. Brooklyn on November 7. With Wade out of the line-up at Atlanta on November 9, James stepped up and fell only one assist shy of a triple-double after totaling 21 points, a game-high 11 rebounds and a team-high nine assists to help the HEAT capture a 95-89 win. He then capped off the week with a 20-point, 10-rebound double-double at Memphis on November 11.
Among league leaders this season, James ranks tied for sixth in scoring (21.9), 10th in rebounds (10.0), tied for 13th in field goal percentage (.553), tied for 18th in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.07) and tied for 22nd in three-point field goal percentage (.471).