CLEVELAND – The NBA announced today that Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James was named the Eastern Conference Player of Week for games played Monday, November 10, through Sunday, November 16. This marks the 46th 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 44th time in franchise history a player has earned Player of the Week honors and the 27th time James has earned the honor as a member of the Cavaliers.
James led Cleveland to a perfect 3-0 record this past week, averaging 35.0 points on .594 shooting, including .500 (8-16) from beyond the arc, 7.0 rebounds, 7.7 assists and 1.0 block in 36.7 minutes per game. He posted one double-double and topped 30 points in each game, including a season-high 41 points on November 14 vs. Boston. Among all NBA players this past week, James led the league in points per game, while also being the only player to average at least 30 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. Additionally, he had the highest field goal percentage among players averaging at least 25 points per game and continued his streak of scoring in double figures to a career-high 580 consecutive games, the third longest streak in NBA history.
James started the week off with a near triple-double performance of 32 points on 9-17 (.529) shooting from the field, a season-high 11 rebounds and nine assists in 40 minutes during the 118-111 win over New Orleans on November 10. He then posted his season-high 41 points on 16-27 (.593) shooting, four rebounds and a team-high seven assists in 41 minutes, while helping the Cavs overcome a 19-point fourth quarter deficit in Boston on November 14. His 18-foot jump shot at the 6:39 mark of the second quarter of the 122-121 win at TD Garden moved him into 24th place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, passing Robert Parish (23,334). James capped off the week with a strong all-around game of 32 points on 13-20 (.650) shooting, six rebounds and seven assists, while hitting four of the Cavs’ franchise record 19 three-pointers in a 127-94 win over Atlanta on November 15.
In the early season, James leads the league in scoring (27.8), while also averaging 6.4 rebounds, 6.8 assists and 1.3 steals in 39.0 minutes per game. The Cavs’ current four-game winning streak is tied with Portland for the longest active streak in the NBA.
Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers was named the Western Conference Player of the Week.