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LeBron James Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week

by Couper Moorhead

MIAMI, November 18 – The NBA announced today that Miami HEAT forward LeBron James was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, November 11, through Sunday, November 17. This marks the 44th 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 47th time in franchise history a HEAT player has earned Player of the Week honors and the 18th time James has earned the honor as a member of the HEAT, the most in team history.

James led the HEAT to a perfect 3-0 record, averaging a league-best 34.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists while shooting 70.2 percent from the field, 62.5 percent from three-point range and 81 percent from the foul line. He led the HEAT in scoring in all three games and in minutes and assists once each. He posted three consecutive 30-point games, his longest streak since scoring 30-plus in a franchise-best seven consecutive games last season from February 3 through February 14. Additionally, he has continued his streak of scoring in double-figures in a career-high 505 consecutive games, including 227 as a member of the HEAT, a new franchise record.

James started the week off posting a game-high 33 points while shooting 61.9 percent (13-of-21) from the field and 57.1 percent (4-of-7) from three-point range in a, 118-95, win vs. Milwaukee on November 12. On November 15, he scored a season-high 39 points while grabbing six rebounds, dishing out four assists and recording a steal while shooting 14-of-18 (.778) from the field, a perfect 1-of-1 from downtown and 10-of-11 (.909) from the foul line in a 110-104 victory against Dallas. On the second night of a back-to-back set at Charlotte on November 16, James posted 30 points, seven assists, four rebounds, a steal and a block while shooting 72.2 percent (13-of-18) from the field and a perfect 4-of-4 from the foul line.

Among league leaders this season, James ranks second in points per game (27.3), tied for third in field goal percentage (.622), tied for eighth in three-point field goal percentage (.517), 12th in assists per game (6.9) and tied for 22nd in minutes per game (36.0).