CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – LeBron James was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week once again Monday.
James continues to extend his NBA record for winning the award by taking home the honor for the 57th time in his career and the fourth time this season.
James averaged 25.5 points, 11.3 assists – second in the East and the NBA – and 5.8 rebounds in 4 gamnes that saw the Cavs finish 3-1.
The highlight of the week for James came in a 140-135 overtime victory against the Washington Wizards on Feb. 6 that saw him set a career high with 17 assists, score 32 points and make a turnaround, fadeaway three-pointer with 0.3 seconds left to force overtime.
James, who scored at least 25 points in 3 of the 4 games and posted 2 double-doubles, shot 58.0 percent from the field and 60.0 percent from three-point range.
James along with Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson were given Monday’s practice off by head coach Tyronn Lue prior to their trip to Minnesota Tuesday.
Clippers forward Blake Griffin won the honor for the Western Conference.