LeBron James Named Eastern Conference Player Of The Month

LeBron James was named the NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Month for his outstanding play with the Cleveland Cavaliers during the month of February.

This marks the second time this season James has taken home a player of the month award. It’s also an NBA-record 34th time that he’s won it in his career.

Over the course of 11 games in 28 days during this past month of February, LeBron averaged 25.6 points, 7.2 rebounds and 10.6 assists per game while leading Cavs to NBA-best 9-2 record.

Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook won Player of the Month accolades for the Western Conference.

The following is the from the Cleveland Cavaliers press release:

This past February, the Cavaliers had the best record in the NBA at 9-2 (.818). James appeared in 10 games (9-1) last month and averaged 25.6 points, 7.2 rebounds and 10.6 assists in 37.5 minutes. He also recorded seven double-doubles (one triple-double) and shot .637 (100-157) from the field and .571 (21-37) from the three-point line. James’ field goal percentage and three-point percentage were his best in any month this season. In addition, his 10.6 assists per game average was the highest of any single month in his NBA career. Among Eastern Conference leaders last month, James ranked second in field goal percentage (.637), second in plus/minus (+95), second in field goals made (100), second in assists per game (10.6), third in points per game (25.9), fourth in three-point percentage (.568), tied for fourth in double-doubles (7), 17th in rebounds per game (7.2) and tied for 18th in three-pointers made (21).

Cleveland averaged 117.4 points per game in February, which was their highest scoring month in franchise history, surpassing their previous mark of 117.2 points set in October 1979 (Elias Sports Bureau). The Cavs are currently an Eastern Conference-best 41-18 on the season. In 55 games (all starts) in 2016-17, James is averaging 25.7 points (ninth in NBA) on .540 shooting from the field (11th in NBA), 7.9 rebounds, a career-high 8.9 assists (fourth in NBA) and 1.36 steals in 37.6 minutes. He also has 29 double-doubles (13th in NBA) and seven triple-doubles (third in NBA).

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