CLEVELAND - Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James was named today as the NBA's Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, March 5 through Sunday, March 11.
In four games during the week, James led the Cavaliers to a perfect 4-0 record by averaging a league-high 32.8 points on 515 shooting, 8.5 rebounds and 7.8 assists per game. James has now won the award 10 times in his career: twice this season (Nov. 13-19), five times in 2005-06 and on three occasions during the 2004-05 campaign.
James posted at least 26 points, seven rebounds and six assists in each game during the week. At Milwaukee on March 10, he scored 16 of his game-high 32 points in the fourth quarter to help rally Cleveland from 12 points down in the final period to post a 94-92 win. On March 7, he posted a season-high 41 points, seven rebounds and eight assists in the Cavaliers 101-97 overtime win at Detroit. James led Cleveland past the Rockets on March 5 by putting up 32 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists in a 91-85 win at The Q.
The Cavaliers are in the midst of a season-high tying five-game win streak and are a season-best 13 games over 500.