James Named NBA's Eastern Conference Player of Week


Cleveland, OH - The King has been named the NBA's Eastern Conference Player of the Week.

In four games during the week, James led the Cavaliers to a 3-1 record by averaging 29.5 points on .513 shooting, 6.3 rebounds and 5.8 assists.  He ranked second among Eastern Conference players in total points (118) and third in scoring average.  James has now won the award nine times in his career. (Once this season, five times last season and on three occassions during the 2004-05 campaign.)

He led or tied for the team lead in scoring in each of the four games during the week and scored at least 29 points in each of the Cavaliers' three wins.  He scored 22 of his game-high 32 points in the second half against Portland on Nov. 15 and posted 37 points, nine rebounds and six assists in Cleveland's win over Minnesota on Nov. 17.  Cleveland's 7-3 record this season puts them in a tie atop the Eastern Conference standings with the Orlando Magic.

The Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki was named the Western Conference Player of the Week.  Other nominees for Eastern Conference Player of the Week were Detroit's Richard Hamilton and Orlando's Dwight Howard.