NEW YORK, Nov. 21 – The Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James and the Los Angles Clippers’ Elton Brand today were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Nov. 14 through Sunday, Nov. 20.

James posted his fifth career triple-double with 36 points, 11 rebounds and a season-high 10 assists on Nov. 19 in a 123-120 victory over the Sixers. He increased his season stats, averaging 29.7 points, hitting 54.7 percent of his shots, grabbing nine boards and dishing six assists per game for the week, leading the team to a 3-0 record.

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Brand averaged 25 points, 11.7 rebounds and shot 57.1 percent, while leading the Clippers to a 3-0 record to extend the Clippers overall record to a franchise-best start of 8-2. Brand recorded a double-double in all three games including 32 points, which tied a season high, to go along with 11 boards in a 113-101 victory over the Warriors.

Here is a closer look at the week for James and Brand:

LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
Nov. 15 vs. Washington: In a 114-99 victory James scored 37 points, grabbed 10 boards and added two blocks.
Nov. 18 vs. Orlando: Recorded two steals, 16 points, six rebounds and four assists in a 102-84 win over the visiting Magic.
Nov. 19 vs. Philadelphia: Posted a triple double with 36 points, 11 boards and 10 assists in a 123-120 victory in Philadelphia.

Elton Brand, Los Angeles Clippers
Nov. 15 vs. Milwaukee: Recorded a double-double of 20 points and 11 rebounds in a 109-85 victory.
Nov. 18 at L.A. Lakers: Pulled down 14 boards and blocked five shots to go along with 23 points in a 97-91 win against the Lakers.
Nov. 20 vs. Golden State: Exploded for 32 points and added 10 rebounds in a 113-101 victory over the visiting Warriors.

Other nominees for Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Cleveland’s Larry Hughes, Denver’s Marcus Camby, New Orleans/Oklahoma City’s David West, Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki, Toronto’s Chris Bosh, Philadelphia’s Allen Iverson, Miami’s Dwyane Wade and Orlando’s Dwight Howard.