LeBron James Named Eastern Conference Player of The Week
MIAMI, January 30th The NBA announced today that Miami HEAT forward LeBron James was named the Eastern Conference Player of Week for games played January 23, through January 29. This marks the 34th 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 36th time in franchise history a HEAT player has earned Player of the Week honors and the eighth time James has earned the honor as a member of the HEAT. Additionally, this marks James third Player of the Week honor this season.
James led the HEAT to a perfect 4-0 record, averaging 29.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 1.00 steals and 40.3 minutes while shooting 48.8 percent (40-of-82) from the field. He recorded one double-double while leading the team in scoring, assists and minutes in three games each and in rebounds and steals once each.
In the 92-85 win vs. Cleveland on January 24, James scored 18 points, grabbed five rebounds and dished out a game-high five assists in 37:48 minutes of action. On the second night of a back-to-back set, James posted a game-high 32 points, a game-high seven assists, six rebounds and a team-high two steals in a game-high 41:39 minutes, while scoring the final six points in the 101-98 victory at Detroit. James then scored a game-high 31 points, including 11 in the fourth quarter, vs. New York on January 27 to capture the 99-89 win while also tallying eight rebounds and a game-high seven assists on 11-of-18 from the field and 9-of-10 from the foul line. He recorded his 500th point of the season in the contest, his 18th game of the season, tying the HEAT franchise record for fewest games to achieve the 500-point mark during a single-season. In the final game of the week, a four-point 97-93 win vs. Chicago, James posted a 35-point, 11-rebound double-double while dishing out five assists and blocking one shot in 40:58 minutes of action.
James has currently scored at least 30 points in three-straight games, including a league-best 11 30-point games this season. Among league leaders this season, James ranks second in scoring (29.5), third in field goal percentage (.547), sixth in minutes (37.8), 11th in steals (1.84), 15th in assists (7.0) and tied for 26th in rebounds (8.2).
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